Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds

These beans are delicious on Thanksgiving or any time.  It's a Tyler Florence recipe, so you know it's going to be good.

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds
3 lbs. green beans, trimmed
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup butter
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 large onions, sliced thin
2 teaspoons thyme
Salt and pepper to taste

Boil the green beans in salted water.   Cook for about 10 minutes.  You can do this in a large skillet, then use the same skillet to finish the dish. Heat the pan and put the almonds in.  Toast, turning frequently for about 3-5 minutes until toasty and golden.  Remove the almonds and heat the pan again on medium heat.  Add the butter and olive oil.  Heat until melted, then add the onions.  Season with salt and pepper.  On medium heat, cook and stir frequently until the onions caramelize and turn golden.  It takes a long time- at least 30 minutes.  Add the thyme and cook another 5 minutes.  Add back the beans and almonds and combine all together.  Add more salt and pepper if needed.   Oh my, these are good!

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