Recipe By Patti
Rating
Published Dec 20th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 6 to 8 servings Calories 97.1

This is one of those dishes that tradition has snatched. Most everyone has a green bean dish on the menu for the holidays. The almonds are a nice detour from the usual ingredients.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 2 slices bacon
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Remove both ends of beans, break in half, and wash thoroughly.
  2. 2 Place in a large pot and add water 3 to 4 inches from the top. Add bacon and cook until tender.
  3. 3 Remove bacon from cooking water and discard. Remove beans and place in a large bowl, add almonds and toss. Serve Hot.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 97.1
  • Carbohydrate 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol 5.4 mg
  • Fat 5.5 g
  • Fiber 4.8 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.4 g
  • Sodium 74.4 mg
  • Sugar 1.9 g

Reviews

  1. I used this recipe as a guide but changed the method quite a bit. I cooked my bacon separately cooled and crumbled it. I tossed the almonds in a little of the bacon grease and toasted them in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes. I cooked my green beans in water until crisp - Read more ...
  2. I used slivered almonds roasted in toaster oven - be carefull not to burn almonds
  3. I would have rated this 5-stars for ingredients and only 2-stars for the cooking method--the idea of cooking the raw bacon in with the cooking water just didn't appeal to me. I sauteed diced bacon with minced garlic, then tossed in the beans, cooked crisp tender, and finished with the almonds, which I toasted. Now - Read more ...
  4. I followed this recipe about 95%. Instead of bacon I used unsalted butter strictly and sauteed the beans with almond slivers. I sauteed the beans until they were crispy and not limp. Then after I drained the excess butter. Be careful not to burn the almonds. Do not store covered or they will become soft - Read more ...
  5. I revamped this recipe a lot...sorry. I cooked my beans as directed (leaving them slightly undercooked) only I added just a bit of bacon drippings to the water to add flavor. Meanwhile, I sauteed pearl onions & chopped pancetta in EVOO & a little butter until the onions were golden, deglazed the pan w/ a - Read more ...
  6. Bravo! Incorporating the bacon took the bitterness out of the beans without having to dredge them in butter. My husband LOVED this and he is not a vegetable eater. Will make over and over!
  7. Used frozen whole beans from Sam's Club and added a lot more slivered toasted almonds (Trader Joe's). Had to add a great amount of seasoning. I sauteed in butter as well as extra virgin olive oil and added fresh minced garlic. Also seasoning salt and fresh ground black pepper. Without any of the above this - Read more ...
  8. This just needed a lot more flavor for us. I ended up tossing in melted butter with garlic salt added to it. I think next time I will try simmering the almonds in the garlic butter mixture and just pour over the beans and toss.
  9. Very yummy idea and I used slivered almonds that were treated with garlic to add extra flavor. Yummy!

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