Green Beans

This easy-to-make recipe is a hall-of-fame Thanksgiving side. The crispy, caramelized shallots and savory seasonings accentuate the flavor of this delicious vegan dish. Leftovers…unlikely!
1 lbgreen beans, washed with stems trimmed off
1clove garlic, minced
2medium Shallots, sliced as thin as possible
1 tbspall purpose flour
olive oil
neutral tasting oil such as canola or grapeseed

Blanch green beans in boiling, salted water for 1 – 2 minutes until just tender, shock in ice water, and set aside. Heat neutral oil in a shallow frying pan. Pat shallots dry and toss in all purpose flour. Place one shallot in the oil to test the temperature – the shallot should sizzle and float. Fry the shallots in batches until golden brown, transfer onto a paper towel lined plate, and sprinkle with salt. When ready to serve, heat olive oil over medium heat in a saute pan. When the oil is shimmering add your garlic, let it sizzle, and then toss in the beans. Saute for 2 – 3 minutes, transfer to a serving dish and garnish generously with crispy shallots.