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  • Bacon-Smothered Haricots Verts

    bacon-smothered-haricots-vertsBacon-Smothered Haricots Verts

    This side dish uses small French green beans, but your ordinary run of the mill green beans will work. It’s early in the season here so the green beans are small, so those worked perfectly.

    This recipe comes from Chef Emeril Lagasse and naturally has a Southern twist to your everyday bacon and green beans. The recipe calls for rich chicken stock, but it was running late and I didn’t have time to make it, so I substituted plain old chicken stock. On my next go at this recipe, I will take the time to make the rich chicken stock.

    This side takes about 15 minutes to prepare and I paired this up with some chicken from the grill. I prepared the chicken simply with shallots, garlic, and Emerils Creole seasoning as not to distract from the green beans.

    Let me tell you, the flavor on the beans was amazing. Try this right away.


    1½ pounds haricots verts or small thin green beans
    ½ pound bacon – chopped
    1 tablespoon minced garlic
    1 tablespoon minced shallots
    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    1 cup rich chicken stock (I used plain chicken stock)
    1 teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
    ½ teaspoon sherry vinegar


    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the beans and cook for 2-3 minutes until tender. Drain and transfer to an ice bath. Drain well.

    Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp and golden, about 5 minutes.

    Add the shallots and garlic to the skillet. Cook and stir for 1 minute.

    Add the flour to the skillet. Cook and stir constantly for 2 minutes.

    Add the stock, salt, pepper, and vinegar to the skillet. Cook and stir until thickened, about 4-5 minutes.

    Add the green beans and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes.

    Published on June 17, 2009 · Filed under: Sides; Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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One Response to “Bacon-Smothered Haricots Verts”

  1. Max's Mom said on

    These beens are awesome! Easy to make and we couldn’t get enough.

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