This is one of those recipes that kind of developed over time. I'm not even sure where the original idea came from, but I've been making this forever and each time it's not exactly the same.
I love french green beans. These are not "frenched" green beans like you can find in cans, but a certain type of green bean. They are long, slender and very yummy just as they are. They are amazing right out of the garden, but you can now find frozen whole french green beans in the frozen produce section and they are nearly as delicious.
Since I normally make this as I go without much thought to how much actually goes in the pan, these measurements are approximate. You can adjust them according to your own tastes.
Bacon Green Beans
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bag (16 oz.) frozen whole green beans
1/4 cup cooked crumbled bacon
salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet, over med-high heat, saute the onion and garlic in a little olive oil for about 1 minute. Add the green beans. Cook until all ice is melted and water has evaporated, stirring every 30 seconds (about 5 minutes).
Add salt, pepper and bacon to skillet. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until beans are crisp tender.
You can cook them a little longer if you prefer your beans a little more well done.
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