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Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Green Bean Tutorial

Obviously, I start with nice and fresh green beans. Trim the stem end and rinse them well.


In a large skillet or pan, melt 2 Tablespoons of bacon fat (I keep my bacon drippings in a jar in the fridge for just this purpose)over medium heat.



Next slice lardons of some sort of pork product - bacon, fat back or I used smoked pork jowl for this tutorial.

Render off the fat from the pork until the lardons are crispy and look like this.



Then I add in some onion flakes about 1 Tablespoon (yes you can use fresh, but I like the intense flavor of the flakes).



Reduce the heat to low and add in 1 teaspoon of pepper.


Add in the green beans and give everything a good toss, coating the beans in the all the pot liquor.



Then I add in 1 cup of water.



Put the lid on and let it simmer on low for 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally until the beans are tender.



Serve them up with your favorite meat and taters and enjoy.

5 comments:

Regena said...

you're a hick like me!!! I would be lost without my bacon drippings in the fridge!!
I couldn't cook gravy or green beans with out it! You should send this to totally tutorials!

Crazy Amy said...

I know right? I use the drippings for corn bread, anything green, aioli's you name it. I'm sure my arteries hate me.

Karen said...

BACON!!!! luvs me some bacon! They look delish! Great tutorial :)

Crazy Amy said...

thanks Karen. I do like most things green - money, green beans, trees

Melinda Cornish said...

I love green beans cooked this way...forget the meat and the potatoes just give me a pan full of these babies and I am set! YUM!

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