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Brown Butter Green Beans with Crispy Shallots and Pine Nuts
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5 from 1 vote

Brown Butter Green Beans with Crispy Shallots and Pine Nuts

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Pam

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz green beans or haricot verts
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Combine the flour with a bit of sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, in a small bowl.
  • Toss the sliced shallots in the flour then carefully add them to the HOT oil. Cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the pan and place them on a paper towel lined plate to drain then season with sea salt, to taste, immediately; set aside. 
  • Bring a pot of salted water to boil then add the green beans and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until crisp tender. Remove from the hot water immediately and drain on a paper towel.
    Side Note: This cooking time is for small haricot verts so add 1-2 minutes of cooking time if you are using regular green beans.
  • Meanwhile, heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir with a rubber spatula until it starts to foam. Remove the butter from the heat as soon as it turns a light brown color and has a nutty smell. Be careful not to burn it!! 
  • Add the cooked & drained green beans to the brown butter and toss to coat evenly. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Place on a serving plate, drizzle any remaining brown butter (if any) on the beans then add the crispy shallots and toasted pine nuts on top. Serve immediately. Enjoy.