Green Beans Amandine

classic French recipe
Classic French recipe
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2 tbsp Unsalted butter sliced into several pieces
½ cup Almonds sliced
¼ cup Shallots thinly sliced shallot about 1 small
2 tsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp + ½ cup Water divided
1 lb Haricots verts or slender green beans, trimmed
½ tsp Fine Salt to taste
Black pepper freshly ground, to taste

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Green Beans Amandine


These Green Beans Amandine are totally delicious and fancy enough to serve at a dinner party. Besides, the whole dish comes together quickly in just one pan. The main trick to the dish is not to rush toasting the almonds. It takes time until the butter has browned and the almonds are just beginning to brown. The recipe needs some patience and stirring, but you will be rewarded with an amazingly flavorful dish. A splash of lemon juice enlivens delicate haricots verts, highlighted with nutty almonds. Enjoy your green beans with a French flair!

Start by toasting the almonds in butter. Add shallots, followed by lemon juice with a splash of water. Cook until the flavorful sauce has thickened and then set aside. Next, cook the green beans until tender. Finally, toss the green beans with almond mixture and season with salt and a grind or two of fresh black pepper. Store the leftover green beans (if any!), well covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

To make the Green Beans Amandine, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Green Beans Amandine


Toast almonds


In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and add ½ cup sliced almonds. Cook, stirring constantly, until the butter has browned and the almonds are starting to brown, about 7 to 8 minutes.


Add shallots


Add ¼ cup thinly sliced shallots and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.


Add lemon juice and water


Stir in 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon water. Cook, constantly stirring, until the liquid has thickened, about 1 minute.


Set almond mixture aside


Scoop the almond mixture into a bowl and set aside.


Cook beans


Return the empty skillet to the stovetop, and add 1 pound haricots verts, ½ cup water, and ½ teaspoon fine salt. Cook covered over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the beans are almost tender, about 9 to 10 minutes.


Uncover and continue cooking


Uncover the skillet and cook over medium-high heat until the liquid has evaporated, about 2-4 minutes.


Add almond mixture and seasoning


Remove from the heat and add the reserved almond mixture. Toss to combine and adjust salt and pepper to taste.



Serve immediately and enjoy!

These Green Beans Amandine are a delicious side dish with a French flair! Give this recipe a go soon, and don't forget to rate it!

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This dish is really tasty. And it's a perfect alternative to the standard green bean casserole. Thank you!

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