53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1

Sauteed green beans, Lyon style.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large pot bring salted water to a boil. Carefully drop, by handfuls, green beans into boiling water. Return water to a boil for 5 minutes. Immediately drain the beans and plunge them into ice water for 5 minutes. Drain and wrap in a clean cloth; set aside.

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  • In the same pot heat butter over medium heat. Lightly brown the garlic. Remove from heat and set aside for 20 minutes.

  • Remove the garlic from the butter, and discard it. To the garlic flavored butter add onions and thyme. Cover the pot and braise the onion over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until soft and transparent. Increase the heat to medium-high, uncover the pot and slightly caramelize the onion.

  • Stir the green beans into the pot. After 1 to 2 minutes, de glaze the pot with red wine vinegar. Season to taste with sea salt, pepper and nutmeg. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; 8.9 g total fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 1334 mg sodium. 16.7 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Really excellent - preparation time can be cut by cooking the beans ahead of time plunging them into ice water draining and wrapping in a clean cloth and refrigerating the day before. Then continue with the recipe just before serving. By the way I am no relation to the Terri Pringle who submitted the recipe even though we have the same last name!
(41)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/22/2010
Good but a lot of work for only decent results.
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Really excellent - preparation time can be cut by cooking the beans ahead of time plunging them into ice water draining and wrapping in a clean cloth and refrigerating the day before. Then continue with the recipe just before serving. By the way I am no relation to the Terri Pringle who submitted the recipe even though we have the same last name!
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2009
Oh my this recipe is my absolute favorite recipe for green beans EVER! While the green beans are boiling I saute the garlic and red onions in butter then add the thyme. I don't discard the garlic or let the garlic rest in the butter for 20 mins. Then I take the green beans right from the pot to the skillet and toss them in the garlic/butter/red onion/thyme add the red wine vinegar and the salt pepper and nutmeg to taste and serve. I didn't have fresh parsley on hand so I omitted it. Heavenly!!
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2007
Keep to the cooking times exactly on this or you will risk soggy beans. I tread the line very closely but they turned out very tasty!
(18)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2006
My husband and I love those little green beans anyway but this recipe makes them taste wonderful. We try to use the fresh herbs when we have them. Thanks -- we have already made this twice in one week!
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
These went over very well and were good--but I don't know if they justify the time spent making them.
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2006
Five star recipe that allows the taste of fresh green beans to shine. Prepare green beans ahead as suggested by another cook for ease of preparation if you wish. If you have fresh thyme add to taste for an even more delicious flavour.
(7)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2006
Well this deffinetly takes a little longer then the usual side dishes I make but it turned out very tasty. We did enjoy it:)
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
This is really an wonderful recipe for green beans. I like the simplicity of it--and it doesn't cover up the fresh bean taste. Try it!
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2006
Delicious flavor. Loved the nutmeg. Did cook a little bit longer.
(5)