This classic side dish features fresh green beans, sliced almonds and buttery shallots. You guessed it, this dish is Green Beans Amandine. Make as an easy side for your dinner or as a perfect holiday side dish. This recipe is fail proof and one you'll make time and again.
What is Green Beans Amandine
Green Beans Amandine or Almondine is a vegetable side dish of green beans tossed in sliced almonds. Though it may sound it, this dish isn't a classic french dish, but a common americanised version of the culinary term "Amandine" wish just refers to using almonds as a garnish. Fish, potatoes and asparagus are other common amandine variations.
What are Haricots Verts
Haricots Verts are a french variety of green bean. They are thinner and longer than traditional american green beans and also have smaller seeds. Don't sweat it if you can't find haricots verts for this recipe, using traditional green beans will be just as delicious.
How to prepare Green Beans
To prepare either traditional green beans or haricots verts, begin by slicing or snapping off the stem of the bean. This end is thick and inedible. The shoot end it fine as is and does not need to be trimmed. You can leave your beans whole for this recipe or slice in half if needed. Prepping green beans is easy and is a great task to pass off to helping hands.
Green Beans Amandine
- ½ Pound Haricots Verts trimmed, ok to use regular green beans
- 2 Tbs Butter
- 1 Tbs Olive Oil
- ½ Cup Almonds Sliced
- ¼ Cup Shallots Sliced
- 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 2 Tbs Lemon Juice
- Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add Haricots Verts and cook for 4-5 minutes. Plunge beans in an ice bath until cool, then drain and dry.
- In a dutch oven, add oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add almonds and cook until browns, about 5 minutes. Stir in shallots and garlic and cook until softened. Add lemon juice, 3 Tbs of water, salt and pepper. Cook until texture of the mixture is slightly thickened and has a glossy sheen. Toss with green beans, serve and enjoy!