I was very excited about this week’s selection for French Fridays with Dorie. We love green beans and welcome different ways of preparing them. I decided to make them as part of a Valentine’s Day dinner. I served them along side Chard-Stuffed Pork Roast, also from Around My French Table. Both the pork and the green beans were delicious!
The beans couldn’t have been easier to make. Start by cooking them in boiling salted water until crisp-tender. Cool in cold water and drain. The beans can be cooked up to this point and refrigerated until ready to cook. The pancetta is finely chopped and sauteed until crisp, then removed from the pan. The green beans are then sauteed in some of the leftover pancetta fat until heated through. Add the pancetta and serve!
We loved this! I really enjoyed the subtle bacon taste from the pancetta. My husband liked these so much he is considering requesting them for his birthday dinner next week.
If you’d like to make these delicious green beans, you can find the recipe in Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table.