Buttered Haricot Verts with Toasted Almonds
Buttered Haricot Vert with Toasted Almonds
Haricot Vert is French for green bean. The green beans grown in France tend to be thinner and more delicate, but with a great deep flavor. You can definitely substitute American green beans or string beans in this recipe, just try and pick out the thinner, smaller beans.
For this recipe I actually use Trader Joe’s frozen haricot vert, which defrost and heat up beautifully, offering availability of a great summer vegetable in the fall and winter. In fact, I intend to use this recipe for a green side dish this Thanksgiving, since it’s super fast, requires little attention, and is difficult to mess up. If you decide to add this dish to your Thanksgiving menu, or other dinner party I highly recommend toasting the almonds earlier in the day and setting them aside. This way you won’t get distracted and burn them.