November 17, 2021

Lemon Haricots Verts With Crispy Shallots

Lemon Haricots Verts (French Green Beans) With Crispy Shallots

Lemon Haricots Verts (French Green Beans) With Crispy Shallots

These lemon haricot vert with crispy shallots must be on your Thanksgiving table! (this is also a great prep side for a party, or even a side dish for dinner for two!) This recipe utilizes shallots in 2 ways: tossed with the green beans AND topped as as a crispy crunch topping. It’s SO good!

Lemon Haricots Verts (French Green Beans) With Crispy Shallots

Ingredients You Need

  • Haricots verts (French green beans)
  • Butter
  • 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
  • Salt and 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, 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.

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 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

Some ideas & inspiration to serve with this dish:

More side dish recipes to check out:

Lemon Haricots Verts (French Green Beans) With Crispy Shallots

Lemon Haricots Verts (French Green Beans) With Crispy Shallots

Lemon Haricots Verts With Crispy Shallots

No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people

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
  • 1/4th cup chopped parsley
  • 3-4 tablespoons parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste

Crispy Shallots

  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/4th 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! 
Tried this recipe?Mention @lindseyeats or tag #lindseyeats!
KEEP UP WITH US ON INSTAGRAM FOR MORE RECIPES AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER! 

Lemon Haricots Verts (French Green Beans) With Crispy Shallots

Share Your Thoughts

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Take a Bite!

Get the latest from Lindsey Eats delivered to your inbox!

Never Miss a Post

Get the latest from Lindsey Eats delivered to your inbox!