Carmelized Green Beans – R.S. 2010 Christmas Dinner

1lb. fresh green beans

1/2 lb. bacon

1/2 red onion, sliced

3-4 cloves garlic, minced

2 T. sugar

2 T. soy sauce

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Lots of freshly ground pepper

Fry bacon in large skillet. Rinse green beans and snap off ends. Boil large pot of water. In small bowl, mix sugar, soy sauce and salt. Remove bacon from pan; drain on paper towel. Pour bacon drippings out of skillet, leaving a couple tablespoons (or just use olive oil instead). Heat skillet to med-high. Add onions and garlic, stirring so they don’t burn. Ad beans to boiling water; cook for only 1 minute. Drain beans and add to onion garlic mixture. STisr fry 2-3 more minutes. Pour sugar, soy sauce, salt mixture over beans; stir fry another 2 minutes until beans are glazed. Add crumbled bacon and pepper. STir fry till suce sticks to beans and bacon. Transfer to serving dish. Let stand a few min. until the benas sligshtly cool and glaze thickens a little.


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