(To reheat refrigerated green beans: Add 1/4 cup water and the cold green beans to the same skillet and stir over HIGH heat until hot. So why not ditch the dreaded industrial-sized pan of green bean casserole this year in favor of something lighter, fresher, and more flavorful? Butter and olive oil add a rich texture to the dish without overwhelming it. Haricot verts are French green beans, which are slender and more delicate than typical green beans. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil and salt it generously. Add the almond mixture and stir frequently until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Heat only until the beans are hot. In the same skillet: melt 1/4 cup butter over medium-high heat. Between the turkey, pies, and sides, it’s pretty much the best food we eat all year, but if you’re like us, chances are you’re changing things up in 2020. Drain the string beans and add to the shallots with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper, tossing well. Instead of dwelling on the negatives of this year’s feast, we’re searching for the positives. Green Beans Almondine is a classic French dish that simply means "green beans with almonds." Transfer to a serving bowl. https://www.thekitchn.com/ina-garten-green-beans-recipe-review-263076 Copyright © 2020 SheKnows Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Unlike most French recipes, this classic dish is uncomplicated and easy to make. Scatter the almonds over top and serve. https://aggieskitchen.com/two-awesome-veggie-sides-and-a-blogger-tip Toss beans in oil and melted butter. © 2020 Discovery or its subsidiaries and affiliates. Jamie Oliver's 45-Second Omelet With Cheese Is The Easiest Elegant Breakfast Ever, Walmart’s Massive Black Friday Sale Is Going on Right Now—Hurry Before the Best Deals Disappear, Oprah’s Favorite Moisturizer Is 30% Off During Black Friday, Ina Garten’s Favorite Cast Iron Skillet Is On Sale for Black Friday & We’ve Never Seen It This Cheap, Martha Stewart’s Monte Cristo is the Best Way to Use Up Leftover Cranberry Sauce, Ina Garten’s Cookbooks Are On Sale for Black Friday & They’re as Cheap as $5, Ina Garten’s Favorite Vanilla Is On Sale Right Now so Stock Up While You Can, These Trader Joe’s Hot Cocoa Bombs Put a Festive Spin on the Viral TikTok Trend. The regular kind are fine for the rest of the year, but we’re celebrating, so the upgrade to haricot verts is totally worth it. Add the green beans and cook until crisp-tender, 5 to 6 minutes. All rights reserved. Unlike most French recipes, this classic dish is uncomplicated and easy to make. Toasted hazelnuts add crunch and nuttiness to the dish, and using hazelnuts instead of something like almonds also makes the dish feel more elevated and worthy of celebration. Drain and toss with the butter, zest, and season with salt and pepper. Before you go, check out Garten’s best dinner recipes below: The stories you care about, delivered daily. 1 pound French string beans (haricots verts), ends removed, Recipe courtesy Barefoot Contessa Family Style,2002, All Rights Reserved, Sign up for the Recipe of the Day Newsletter Privacy Policy, Not-Your-Grandmother's Sauteed Green Beans with Slivered Almonds, Green Beans with Toasted Hazelnuts and Lemon Zest, The Kitchen Thanksgiving Live: Green Bean Casserole. If you're using regular string beans, blanch them for about 3 minutes, until they're crisp-tender. Instead of drowning the bright green flavor of the beans in a thick (and sometimes chunky, *shudder*) sauce, Garten enhances their flavor with just a few extras. It only requires 5 simple, easy to find ingredients and is ready in less than 20 minutes, making this recipe perfect for busy weeknights. Green Beans Almondine is a classic French dish that simply means "green beans with almonds." And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques. We’re already exploring new ways to cook turkey, are swapping mashed potatoes for crispy lemon potatoes, and have a pumpkin pie alternative lined up for dessert.