My mom used to make these every year on Easter and Thanksgiving. They are my absolute favorite! My siblings and I would fight over them and all end up with burned fingers when we tried to sneak them out of the pan before dinner was ready. They are THAT good. Just typing this out, I am considering telling my husband to stop for fresh green beans on the way home.
You definitely want to use fresh green beans for this recipe, frozen or canned are just going to leave you with a pile of mush instead of the delicious beans with crisp bacon that you want.
Green Beans and Bacon
You will need:
- 1 lb fresh green beans
- 4-6 slices of uncooked bacon, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped onion or green onion ( I use green onion and my mom always uses red, both are great)
- 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
- 2 tbs butter
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Snap off the ends of all of the green beans. Blanch (throw the bean the green beans in boiling water) until they get that wonderful bright green color. Pull them out and put them in a large frying pan (I have to use my Wok to have enough room for all of the beans) with the butter and the chopped bacon. Allow the bacon to cook for several minutes and stir any bacon grease around the pan. Stir around until the beans are nice and coated and then add onion and garlic.
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Let everything saute in the pan until the bacon is crispy. You are supposed to serve these on a plate, but if you are anything like me and my siblings, you will just end up with burned fingers instead. I make these every Thanksgiving and always look for an excuse to make them more often!