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Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots


Brighten up a cold-weather dinner with a dish of these sweet and mellow green beans.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, December 2005


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced into rings
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed


  1. In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat; swirl to coat bottom of pan. Add shallots; cover. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook green beans until fork-tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain; return to pot. Toss with remaining tablespoon butter. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Transfer green beans to a serving dish; top with caramelized shallots.

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