Green Beans

Haricots Verts

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

French Classics Made Easy

French Classics Made Easy

By Richard Grausman

Published 2011

  • About

GREEN BEANS or string beans, as they are more commonly known, are the most frequently served green vegetable in France. Although most varieties of green beans today are stringless, this was not always the case. One of the purposes of snapping off the ends of the beans was to remove the tough fibrous strands that ran down the sides of the bean. Although with today’s stringless beans a number of chefs have chosen to cut off only the stem end of the bean, I continue to cut or snap off both end