July 26, 2006

Green Beans a la Fillippelli

This is sort of an amalgamation of 2 or 3 different recipes, but man did it work. It will be especially good with farm-fresh green beans and some really good blue cheese, preferably Maytag Blue.

  • 1 lb green beans, cleaned
  • 2/3 cup good blue cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Start some salted water boiling in a large pot.

Heat olive oil over med-high heat and add shallots. Fry shallots in small pan until they are brown and just getting crispy, remove from heat.

Blanch the green beans for 1-2 minutes and immediatley strain.

Combine the green beans with the fried shallot mixture, drizzle with balsamic, bleu cheese, and salt and pepper, and combine well.

The cheese will melt a little from the heat of the beans and ensure you get a little bit o' blue in every bite.

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