French Style Green Beans…Quick and Easy!

Super easy, tasty and elegant.  A nice accompaniment to any meal!

Super easy, tasty and elegant. A nice accompaniment to any meal!

Everyone loves an elegant side dish and this one is sure to impress.  It’s quick, simple and delivers tons of flavor!

French Style Green Beans

1 pound haricots verts (fancy name for french green beans), ends trimmed

2 Tbsp. olive oil (or butter)

1 tsp. minced garlic

1/4 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted

4 slices bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the haricots verts and cook until just tender, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to an ice bath, to stop the cooking process.  Drain and pat dry on paper towels.  In a large skillet, heat the olive oil (or butter) over medium-high heat. Add the drained haricots verts, slivered almonds, garlic and salt and pepper to taste, and cook, stirring, for 5-6 minutes, or until just heated through and crisp-tender.  Top with crumbled bacon and serve immediately.  Serves 4-6.

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