String Beans With Shallots
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound French string beans (haricots verts), ends removed
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  • 3 large shallots, large-diced
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Blanch the string beans in a large pot of boiling salted water for 1½ minutes only. Drain immediately and immerse in a bowl of ice water.
  2. Heat the butter and oil in a very large saute pan (12-inch diameter) or large pot and saute the shallots on medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until lightly browned. Drain the string beans and add to the shallots with ½ teaspoon salt and the pepper, tossing well. Heat only until the beans are hot.
  3. If you're using regular string beans, blanch them for about 3 minutes, until they're crisp-tender.
Recipe by Lattes + Lavender at http://www.lattesandlavender.com/blog/sundays-with-ina-3/