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French green beans recipe delights with a twist

French-style green beans - my favorite version
French-style green beans - my favorite version
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1:17 PM EDT, June 11, 2024

Hello! Today, I want to show you a different way to serve green beans that goes beyond the usual methods. Recently, the French version of this dish has become a favourite in my home, delighting my family's taste buds. I recommend it to you wholeheartedly!

French cuisine is among the most well-known and respected culinary traditions worldwide. At one time, it was synonymous with culinary mastery, and chefs with a French accent were seen as the epitome of the art of cooking. To be honest, I've never been an uncritical fan of this cuisine. I've tried various dishes, and food from Italy and Japan often tastes better to me. Of course, there are exceptions, and today, I want to share one with you.

Recently, during a conversation about green beans (which I truly love), a chef friend recommended I try the French version. Does this recipe genuinely come from the Loire? To be honest, I'm not entirely sure. Nevertheless, I must admit that this version of green beans is genuinely excellent. And I say this as an absolute connoisseur of serving this vegetable in bread crumbs.

Below you'll find the recipe that worked perfectly in my home. I recommend giving it a chance. I did, and I don't regret it!

French-style green beans


  • 1 lb green beans
  • olive oil
  • 1-2 shallots
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 bunch parsley


Green beans with a twist. It's worth giving this recipe a chance.
Green beans with a twist. It's worth giving this recipe a chance.© Canva | KSevchenko
  1. Trim the ends and any fibres from the green beans. Click here for detailed instructions on how to do this.
  2. Transfer the green beans to a pot and add approximately 1 quart of water. Cook until the beans soften slightly but remain firm and relatively crunchy.
  3. Meanwhile, sauté the chopped shallots in preheated olive oil. Then, add the cooked green beans, seasoning with salt, nutmeg, and lemon juice.
  4. Fry over medium heat. Once the green beans are appetizingly browned, add the chopped parsley and immediately remove from heat. Done!
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