Side Dishes - Green Beans with bacon vinaigrette

01-31-2001, 10:20 AM
I fixed this tonight and DH really loved it. And it was easy, which makes me happy!

1 pound green beans, trimmed
1/4 pound sliced bacon (about 4 slices)
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar

In a kettle of boiling salted water cook beans until al dente, about 3 minutes. Drain beans in a colander and plunge into a bowl of ice and cold water to stop cooking. Drain beans well.

In a large heavy skillet cook bacon over moderate heat until crisp and transfer to paper towels to drain. Crumble bacon.

Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet and cook beans with vinegar and half of bacon over moderate heat, tossing, until tender. Season beans with salt and pepper and serve topped with remaining bacon.

From Gourmet Magazine
March 1996