GREEN BEANS WITH CRISPY SHALLOTS – 12” gourmet skillet

GREEN BEANS WITH CRISPY SHALLOTS  – 12” gourmet skillet

green beans with shallots

Ingredients                                                                                                                                        

  • 1 ½ lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup chopped mint
  • 5 medium shallots
  • ½  tsp. salt            

    Preparation                                                                                                                                        Cook beans in a 3-quart with inset, covered, until just tender, about 5 minutes.  Heat oil in a 10-inch skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then fry shallots in 3 batches, stirring frequently, until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per batch (watch carefully; shallots burn easily). Transfer shallots quickly as browned with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. (Shallots will become crisp as they cool.) Discard all but about 1 tablespoon oil from skillet, then cook chile over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add beans and salt and toss with tongs until heated through. Remove from heat and add fried shallots and mint, tossing to combine.