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.