French Haricot Verts with Crumbled Bacon

French Haricot Verts with Crumbled Bacon

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total: 22 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Haricot Verts are French green beans that are usually thinner and longer than traditional green beans. Serve as an elegant side dish to a dinner party entrée.


  • 2 pounds haricot verts
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 1 shallot, sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water, add a pinch of salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the beans and blanch for 2-1/2 minutes and then immediately dunk into a bowl of ice water to stop them from cooking further. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a medium sauté pan, cook the bacon until crispy and then set aside to cool and crumble.
  4. Add the shallot to the bacon fat and sauté for 1-1/2 minutes. Return the bacon to the pan and add the beans and toss. Cook for 3 minutes and then pour in the lemon juice and deglaze.
  5. Sprinkle the beans with salt and pepper and serve immediately.


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