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.
awesome! love the pepper pancetta...sounds delicious. - maryReplyDelete
Ooh...pepper pancetta sounds really good! I'm glad you liked it, and way to streamline the recipe!ReplyDelete
Very nice...pepper pancetta sounds delish...this week I'm going on a hunt for good pancettas and will try with a variety of veges...I'm getting some yummy ideas by reading everyone's posts.ReplyDelete
I told the lady at our local deli what I was making and she picked pepper pancetta and sliced it into thick chunks for me! Love the way your photo glistens!ReplyDelete
I like how you streamlined the process...and that thicker pepper pancetta sounds incredible!!!!ReplyDelete
Like the idea of the pepper pancetta, but I am sure it isn't hiding anywhere around here... This was definitely a yum.ReplyDelete
Like everyone else - I am loving your suggestion of pepper bacon. I plan to revisit this dish with bacon in the future, but this sounds even better. This dish was such a hit in our house (and Nana's) - yay !ReplyDelete
Looks great! My pancetta was peppery too. I gave it a nice accent. Yum!ReplyDelete
Next time I'll look for pepper pancetta - sounds marvelous.ReplyDelete
I am not sure I've seen peppered pancetta before - love it! :DReplyDelete
It does look easy and delicious! Those are the kind of recipes I love to make for lunch or after a long day of work.ReplyDelete
I loved these beans too!ReplyDelete