Friday, May 14, 2010

Sauteed Green Beans

Last March I posted about these green beans here. We make them regularly and I love how the recent photograph turned out. I thought I'd "debut" them once again. They are the most divine green beans on the planet. really. :)

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
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.

Serving: 6
Recipe Given By: Chef Daniel Roberts, personal friend

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