String/ Green Beans With Shallots

“Courtesy Barefoot Contessa Family Style and are they yummy. Update: August 4/2008 . . .add some heat of some kind. I think that crushed red pepper flakes will add a great zing! or as per Bergy - "2 cloves of garlic crushed &/or 3/4 tsp chilli flakes".”
READY IN:
15mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Blanch the string beans in a large pot of boiling salted water for 1-1/2 minutes only.
  2. Drain immediately and immerse in a bowl of ice water.
  3. Heat the butter and oil in a very large saute pan or large pot(12" diameter) and saute the shallots with crrushed red pepper flakes, if using, on medium heat for 5-10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until lightly browned.
  4. Drain the string beans and add to the shallots with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper, tossing well.
  5. Heat only until the beans are hot.
  6. *If you are using regular string beans, blanch them for about 3 minutes, until they're crisp-tender.

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