French Green Beans with Shallots

French Green Beans with Shallots
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: french green beans, haricot verts, sauteed green beans, sauteed vegetables, shallots, string beans


  • 1-1 1/2 pds haricot verts or French green beans
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • 3-4 shallots, sliced


  • Wash the green beans and peal the shallots, if needed. Remove the ends of the string beans and cut the shallots into large slices.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and blanch the beans for about 1 1/2 minutes.  Make sure not to over do them or else they'll get mushy.
  • Drain immediately and immerse in a bowl of ice water.
  • Heat the butter and oil in a large sauce or sauté pan and sauté the shallots on medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until lightly browned.
  • Drain the beans and add them to the sauté pan with the shallots.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Only heat the beans until they are warm.

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