These are the most amazing green beans I have ever eaten! My whole family loves them and half of us don't even like green beans. They are really good with pasta.
Sautéed Green Beans
2 T. olive oil
6 strips of bacon or pancetta
Freshly ground black pepper
5-6 cloves garlic, sliced
2 T. basil pesto
Fresh green beans (@ 4 C)
Heat large pan of water to blanche the green beans for 3 minutes. When they are done, dry with paper towels. In a large frying pan add olive oil and bacon. (Heavily pepper bacon while it cooks to mimic pancetta.) When done cooking crisply, drain off all but 1 T. fat. Add the garlic and cook until just turning golden. Then add 2 squirts of basil pesto and the green beans. Combine all ingredients and cook down until beans start to wilt.
Recipe Given By: our friend, Chef Daniel Roberts
Hints: I usually toss the pesto and green beans in at the same time as the garlic.
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