A couple of months ago, I posted a comment on Facebook about catching a great sale on bacon at a local grocery store ($1.99/pkg) and a friend suggested I try a “Haricot Verts” recipe. I quickly googled the term as I had never heard of it before. Is it for breakfast? lunch? or dinner??? And, well, how do you pronounce it anyways??
After getting over my ignorance, I promptly started to make these STRING BEANS (who came up with such a fancy term anyways!?) The recipe was easy…wrap the beans in bacon and put them under the broiler. EXCEPT…I had to “blanch” them first.
Here we go again! Google “BLANCH:” boil for a few minutes then put in ice water to cool quickly (to stop them from cooking). Okay, I can do that!
So, after boiling them for 5 minutes, I wrapped them in my $1.99 bacon, sprinkled them with Sea Salt, pepper and olive oil, and placed them into the broiler on HIGH for about 10 minutes (turning them over after 5 minutes.)
Watch them closely as you don’t want them to burn (the ends will be slightly brown) but you do want the bacon to cook thoroughly.
Voila! Haricot Verts AKA fancy string beans!
Kid-tested and kid-approved!