Lemon Haricots Verts With Crispy Shallots

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These lemon haricot vert with crispy shallots are everything! French green beans tossed with shallots two ways. This is a wonderful side dish for any holiday dish, from the Thanksgiving table to any brunch or dinner party. Not to mention, an easy side dish for any weeknight dinner.

This recipe utilizes shallots in two ways: tossed with the tender green beans AND topped as as a crispy crunch topping with fresh lemon juice. It’s SO good and has so much flavor!

Lemon Haricots Verts (French Green Beans) With Crispy Shallots

What ingredients do you need for these french green beans recipe?

  • Haricots verts (French green beans)
  • Butter
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Garlic cloves
  • Shallot
  • Lemon zest
  • peel of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • Parsley
  • Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper

Crispy Shallots

  • Shallots
  • Canola oil/vegetable oil
  • kosher Salt and black pepper
Lemon Haricots Verts (French Green Beans) With Crispy Shallots

Steps To Make This Recipe

Step 1

Blanch your green beans: Trim your green beans (if needed). In about 2 cups of water in a large pot, add in your green beans. Bring to a boil, and blanch your green beans for about 5-6 minutes. Drain beans and transfer to an ice bath to cool immediately. This will help stop the cooking process, help with crunch, and keep your beans bright green, too. Remove from the ice bath, and pat dry on paper towels.

Step 2

Now, let’s make the crispy shallots: slice your shallots into thin rings or thinly sliced half moons, season with salt and pepper. In a skillet, heat up shallow oil. When it’s hot, add in your shallots on medium high heat until crispy, stirring frequently.

Step 3

Stay at the heat and keep mixing the shallots until all crispy, about 4-5 minutes. They will burn quickly so keep your eye on it and keep moving them around! Transfer to a paper towel to dry off the excess oil. Finish with a pinch of flakey salt.

Step 4

Finish your green beans. In a separate large skillet, heat up olive oil and butter. Saute minced shallots and minced garlic until glistening. Add in your green beans and toss well to combine for about another 4-5 minutes.

Step 5

On medium low, add in your lemon zest, lemon juice, and thinly sliced lemon peels. Toss well to combine.

Step 6

Turn off heat, toss in chopped parsley, shredded parmesan, a finish of olive oil, toss and serve!

Lemon Haricots Verts (French Green Beans) With Crispy Shallots

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Lemon Haricots Verts (French Green Beans) With Crispy Shallots
5 from 1 vote

Lemon Haricots Verts With Crispy Shallots

These lemon haricot vert with crispy shallots are everything! French green beans tossed with shallots two ways.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound haricots verts (French green beans), (can also use regular green beans)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • peel of 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 3-4 tablespoons parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste

Crispy Shallots

  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup canola oil/vegetable or avocado oil to fry
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Blanch your green beans: Trim your green beans (if needed). In about 2 cups of water, add in your green beans. Bring to a boil, and blanch your green beans for about 5-6 minutes. Drain beans and transfer to an ice bath to cool immediately. This will help stop the cooking process, help with crunch, and keep your beans bright green, too. Remove from the ice bath, and pat dry on paper towels.
  • Now, let's make the crispy shallots: slice your shallots into thin rings or thinly sliced half moons, season with salt and pepper. In a skillet, heat up shallow oil. When it's hot, add in your shallots on medium high heat until crispy. 
  • Stay at the heat and keep mixing the shallots until all crispy, about 4-5 minutes. They will burn quickly so keep your eye on it and keep moving them around! Transfer to a paper towel to dry off the excess oil. Finish with a pinch of flakey salt.
  • Finish your green beans. In a separate skillet, heat up olive oil and butter. Saute minced shallots and minced garlic until glistening. Add in your green beans and toss well to combine for about another 4-5 minutes. 
  • On medium low, add in your lemon zest, lemon juice, and thinly sliced lemon peels. Toss well to combine. 
  • Turn off heat, toss in chopped parsley, shredded parmesan, a finish of olive oil, toss and serve! 

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 105mg, Potassium: 6mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 0.1g, Vitamin A: 205IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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