French-Style Green Beans Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 200
Daily Value: 10%
Servings: 4

Low-Carb
Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free, Alcohol-Free
Fat18g27%
Saturated11g55%
Trans1g0%
Carbs11g4%
Fiber4g17%
Sugars5g0%
Protein3g6%
Cholesterol46mg15%
Sodium788mg33%
Calcium62mg6%
Magnesium37mg9%
Potassium320mg9%
Iron2mg9%
Zinc0mg2%
Phosphorus61mg9%
Vitamin A1501IU30%
Vitamin C21mg35%
Thiamin (B1)0mg8%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg9%
Niacin (B3)1mg5%
Vitamin B60mg10%
Folic Acid (B9)48µg12%
Vitamin B120µg1%
Vitamin D0µg0%
Vitamin E1mg5%
Vitamin K23µg29%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated4g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated1g0%
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This simple French inspired green bean recipe, adapted from Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management, a frequently consulted guide on cooking and etiquette in England published in 1861, was a side dish served at dinner feasts during the Edwardian and Victorian periods.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups haricots verts, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon salt, plus more to taste
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • 3 ounces unsalted butter
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Juice of ½ lemon

DIRECTIONS

Cut each bean into 4-6 pieces, according to size, cutting them lengthways in a slanting direction, and, as they are cut, put them into cold water, with a small quantity of salt dissolved in it. Measure ½ gallon water into a saucepan, with salt and soda in the above proportion and bring to a boil over high heat.

Put in the beans, keep them boiling quickly, with the lid uncovered, and be careful that they do not get smoked. When tender, which may be ascertained by their sinking to the bottom of the saucepan, take them up, throw them into a colander.

Once drained, put them into a stewpan, and shake over the fire, medium heat, to dry away the moisture from the beans. When quite dry and hot, add the butter, salt, pepper, and lemon juice; keep moving the stewpan, without using a spoon, as that would break the beans. When the butter is melted, and all is thoroughly hot, serve.

Recipe Details

Adapted from Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Managementby Isabella Mary Mayson (S.O. Beeton, 1861)

Servings: 4
Total time: 25 minutes
Cuisine: British

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