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Green Beans with Walnuts and Shallot Crisps

Shallot crisps are the star attraction here and can be made in advance. In a tightly sealed jar, they will keep at room temperature for 2 weeks—but you’d better hide the jar.


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Shallot Crisps


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5 large shallots (½ lb.), peeled and sliced into thin rings
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½ cup vegetable oil

Ingredient Set Name: 

Green Beans


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2 lb. green beans, trimmed
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3 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
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3 Tbs. Dijon mustard
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3 Tbs. vegetable oil
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3 Tbs. pure maple syrup
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1 cup toasted chopped walnuts (½ lb.)


1. To make Shallot Crisps: Spread shallot rings on paper towel, sprinkle with salt, and cover with another paper towel. Let stand 10 minutes. Blot excess moisture from shallots.

2. Heat oil in small saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots, and fry 2 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring frequently.

3. Pour shallots and oil through fine mesh strainer, or remove shallots with slotted spoon. Spread shallots on paper towels to drain and cool. Discard oil. Store shallots in jar, if desired.

4. To make Green Beans: Cook beans in large pot of boiling salted water 5 to 8 minutes, or until just tender. Drain. Whisk together vinegar, mustard, oil, and maple syrup in serving bowl. Add green beans, and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Top with Shallot Crisps and chopped walnuts, and serve.

Nutrition Information: 

5 g
Total Fat: 
18 g
Saturated Fat: 
1.5 g
22 g
0 mg
291 mg
5 g
9 g
Serves 8

Comments on this Recipe

This recipe is also amazing using asparagus instead of green beans.

Very yummy!! A real crowd pleaser! I did find that the shallots took a lot longer than 2 to 4 mins to brown.

I made these last year for our family Thanksgiving, and they were easy and delicious. A nice alternative to the traditional green bean casserole!

Very good but better with honey instead of maple syrup.

I made this for a Christmas potluck this year and everyone has asked for the recipe. Comments I received include that they are a great alternative for traditional green bean casserole and my grand kids are going to love these! Three guests are making them for their own holiday dinner. I used frozen organic green beans for convenience and I did not incorporate the walnuts as a variation.