I know, you are thinking what is exciting about greens beans, but trust me, when you use this recipe, lots! I got this recipe from Barefoot Contessa's Family Style Cookbook, and it did not disappoint. If you're looking for something a little bit different for your green beans, try this!
String Beans with Shallots
1 pound of french string beans (haricots verts)
2 tbl unsalted better
1 tbl olive oil
3 large shallots, large-diced
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
Blanch the string beans in a large pot of boiling salted water for 1 1/2 minutes only. Drain immediately and immerse in ice water.
Heat butter and oil in a very large saute pan and saute the shallots for 5-10 minutes, tossing occasionally until browned.
Drain the string beans and add them to shallots with 1/2 tsp salt and the pepper, tossing well. Heat only until the beans are hot.