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Friday, February 18, 2011

French Fridays with Dorie: Pancetta Green Beans


This week's recipe very easy and straightforward which was welcome after the multi-step process of making the tart last week.  The group was making sauteed green beans with crisp pancetta and boy, was it another winner from this great cookbook.  Green beans are briefly boiled in salted water, then plunged into an ice bath to stop the cooking process.  Then they are sauteed with pancetta and butter and seasoned with salt and pepper.  See? What could be easier than that? This would be a great side with chicken or steaks but in my case it was my lunch as the crisp green beans and the smell of bacon were calling my name. :)  Dorie says that leftovers could be served as a salad with a splash of lemon or sherry vinegar, but silly Dorie, there will never be leftovers with this recipe.  Its impossible to not eat the entire thing right away!

I'm so glad I joined French Fridays with Dorie and really look forward to the new recipe each week.  So far, I'm 2 for 2 as far as loving both recipes that I've made and putting them in the "I will make this again" category.

To see more green bean goodness see posts from the other members here.

18 comments:

  1. Silly Dorie is right. This is not a leftover food...although...they would taste great in a salad.

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  2. Beautiful beans and nice post. I agree...Dorie is silly, there were no leftovers...we fought over the last spoonful!

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  3. Lovely beans. I loved this recipe too...and what leftovers?! :) - mary the food librarian

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  4. I agree with your no leftovers comment! They are too good not to finish them.

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  5. Love the platter! There were not a lot of left overs on this one, for sure!

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  6. First time I felt guilty finishing the green beans instead of offering more to the kids :) This was a hit with us and in Nana's house too and I will be making this again. And trying lots of the ideas from the LYLs (I esp like the idea of pine nuts someone had) 2 for 2 is fab.

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  7. Agreed, I would never end up with any leftovers of this dish! So good! Yours look lovely. :)

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  8. Your dish turned out great! This actually wouldn't be bad as a light lunch because of the veggies and meat represented! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I've added you to my Google Reader and look forward to your future posts.

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  9. A classic that is always a favorite on my table! Nice photos to go along with it!

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  10. Really like your presentation in the photo! So simple and elegant, classy!
    And you said it so well, leftovers...? Silly dorie!!!

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  11. This is a lovely recipe and you did a wonderful job with it. I really enjoy well-cooked green beans. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  12. Gorgeous! can't wait to try this one. beautiful platter

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  13. Yum they look so good and I love the plate you have them on!!
    I liked this recipe too!!

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  14. It seems we joined FFwD at the same time! My first recipe was the orange-almond tart too. Great photos, Ryan :)

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  15. I love your presentation. And I'll chime in that we also did not have leftovers!

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  16. Hi Ryan, Your presentation is lovely with the green beans and plating. Welcome to the group. You are one dish ahead of me as this is my first week. It is so nice to meet other enthusiasts who love to cook (and voraciously read and cook from all of our cookbooks!) I would love to know what some of your favorite cookbooks are from your library.
    bonnie

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  17. Welcome aboard! I know that you are going to enjoy participating in cooking through Dorie's book:) You see, 2 for 2 is a good measure for things to come:)
    Greetings,
    Lana (bibberche.com)

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