Haricots Verts au Lard

Green Beans with Bacon

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Appears in

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

By Alma Lach

Published 1974

  • About


  • pounds green beans
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 quarts


  1. String the beans. Cut into 1-inch lengths. Drop into boiling salted water. Cook about 8 minutes, or until tender. Eat a bean to test. Keep them green and crisp—yet done. When done, drain and run cold water on them to stop their cooking. Drain again and set aside.
  2. Sauté the bacon until crisp. Spoon all but 5