Nutty Bundled Green Beans

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  1. Bring a pot of water to a rapid boil (use about 2 tablespoons of salt per 2 quarts water).
  2. Add beans.
  3. Cook until tender (no heavy crunch!), about 3-6 minutes depending on kind of beans using.
  4. Quickly drain and shock beans under cold water.
  5. Drain and dry.
  6. Cut each slice of bacon in half (across short dimension).
  7. Place between 2 sheets of wax or plastic wrap and pound gently with a heavy pan to make a very thin piece.
  8. Cut this piece in half again.
  9. When finished, there will be 8 pieces.
  10. If the bacon you are using falls apart, try again with a piece that has less fat (it takes patience).
  11. Divide beans into 8 bundles.
  12. Take a piece of bacon and place beans at end; roll up tightly so you have a little turban with bacon in a wrapped layer.
  13. The tighter you can roll, the better the presentation.
  14. When your main course is ready, warm the walnut oil in a sauté pan over medium-low heat.
  15. Cook bundles slowly until bacon is slightly crisp.
  16. Be careful not to overcook and sauté beans.

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