OMG, guys, you need to go make this recipe right away! This week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe couldn't be easier - and I can't lie, I changed Dorie's recipe a bit to make it even more streamlined. Boil some green beans, saute some pancetta in butter, and dump the beans into the pancetta. Saute a couple minutes, and you've got a fantastic dish! I used this amazing pepper pancetta that the woman at the meats counter recommended, and it was wonderful with the beans - definitely go for that if it's an option at your store! The only other suggestion I have about this dish is to try to get thickly sliced pancetta that you can cut up into little cubes, rather than paper-thin slices - while those are perfectly yummy in their own way, I think this dish calls for something a little meatier and chewier, which the bigger pieces provide. In a pinch, thickly-sliced pepper bacon would also be great (although probably less French!).
Don't forget to submit your green bean recipes to this week's Blogger Secret Ingredient: Green Beans! You can choose something you've posted about this week (I'm sure a lot of you have your interpretation of this very recipes!) or anything green-bean-related from your blog archives.