I love summer! And summer gardens!
I didn’t grow any green beans this year, but a good friend of mine did. And when she had way too many, I came home with a big bag of beans!
I almost made green bean casserole (I love it so much, I can hardly stand that it is a holiday dish!), but I didn’t want to make something quite that rich.
So I decided to make some simple sautéed beans with the onions I love from green bean casserole. Plus some bacon. Because bacon always makes everything better. It was a delicious way to enjoy some garden abundance!
Fresh Green Beans with Caramelized Onions
1 white onion, sliced thin
1 tbsp butter
3 slices thick cut bacon
1 lb fresh green beans, ends trimmed, large beans snapped
Salt & pepper
½ tsp white wine vinegar
¼ cup French fried onions
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onions and cook on low until caramelized to a deep amber color, about 20 minutes. Set aside.
Cook the bacon until crisp. Set aside and crumble. Reserve bacon drippings in the pan.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and boil for 4 minutes. Drain the beans and add to the pan with the bacon drippings. Cook the beans for another 2 minutes.
Stir in the caramelized onions. Season with salt and pepper and a dash of white wine vinegar. Sprinkle with French onions and serve.
Serves 6-8 side dish servings.