We've been getting green beans in our CSA box and this is a delicious way to use them! My kids barely realize they are eating vegetables. I decrease the amount of bacon, using 3 or 4 slices, and this recipe is still a hit.
Smothered Green Beans with New Potatoes
From EatingWell: September/October 2012
This green bean recipe from chef Alex Patout of Landry’s restaurant in New Iberia, Louisiana, gets plenty of flavor from bacon and onions.
5 Reviews for Smothered Green Beans with New Potatoes
We love this. My toddler will eat a whole bowl--we serve it like stew, not a side. The stated serving size of 3/4 cup is a bit small for that. I question the amount of bacon in it. I would prefer if the bacon was referenced by weight rather than number of strips. Five strips of the bacon I typically buy (Trader Joe's applewood smoked) is almost 8 ounces. I suspect the recipe author didn't intend this to have half a pound of bacon in it. I cut back to 4 strips last time I made it, and it was still delicious.
This recipe doesn't require any special skills, and the result is very tasty. These beans reminded me of the way my granny used to cook "string beans" from the garden--in a pressure cooker, with bacon. My husband is always saying he likes his green beans very well done, but these beans were too well done for him.
Loved this! Everything about it is perfect. I have tried several different recipes but won't anymore. This is the one :) and we love that it doesn't taste like its "good for you"!
I served it with baked frozen fish fillets.