Sunday, September 25, 2011
Green Beans with Caramelized Onion and Red Potatoes
I have a thing with wanting a green vegetable with dinner.
It's not a rule.
Something green always looks better on your plate and is good for you too.
I love green beans.
Not wanting to take a trip to the grocery store, I dug around in the freezer and found a bag of frozen green beans.
Now what to do with the green beans?
I love onions.
So I decided to caramelize the onions and add them to the green beans.
The smell of the onions cooking reminded me of French Onion Soup. (YUM)
Red potatoes were added as the stock and beans cooked.They absorbed the flavor of the garlic and shallot very well.
The onions melted in my mouth, the potatoes were soft and the beans still had a slight fresh crunch.
Next time I think bacon or ham would be a nice touch too!
Green Beans with caramelized Onions and Red Potatoes:
1 pound frozen green beans
3 small red potatoes quartered
1 cup chicken stock
1 clove garlic minced
1 shallot minced
2-3 Onions halved then sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pinch of sugar
To prepare the green beans:
Add 1 clove of minced garlic and minced shallot to 1/2 cup of chicken stock.
Bring to a boil add potatoes, boil for 5 minutes then add frozen green beans.
Return to boil and cook until stock is nearly gone.
Sometimes I need to use a little more stock.
If any stock is left in beans. Drain beans and add your onions.
To prepare the onions:
Heat a large pan over medium-low heat. Add the oil and butter..
Once the better is melted add the sliced onions. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
Continue to cook on medium heat and cover pain for 5 minutes.
Remove lid and start stirring onions every few minutes. Add a pinch of sugar and stir more. You know its right when you hear a faint sizzle.
Continue cooking and stirring frequently until you reach your desired color.
Mix with cooked green beans and serve.