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Friday, May 18, 2012

Green Beans and Bacon




GREEN BEANS AND BACON
Green beans with lots of yummy bacon! My husband, Ian, loves bacon and the minute he smells it cooking, it is not long before he heads to the kitchen and says, "Something smells good!" LOL  Seriously though bacon was always a no-no on the low-fat diet.  It's good to be able to eat it without a conscience.  It certainly adds wonderful flavor to these beans and transcends them from ordinary fare to even company fare.  For those of you who worry about nitrates, check out this older post of mine: http://low-carb-news.blogspot.com/2008/08/nitrates-are-actually-good-for-us.html

1 lb green beans (0.45 kg)
  (if you can get the really long, skinny
  green beans – those are best)
8 slices bacon
1 tbsp butter (15 mL)
1/2 tsp seasoning salt (2 mL)
Black pepper, to taste
         
Cut green beans into 11/2-inch (3.8 cm) pieces and place in a colander.  If using regular green beans, make sure to remove the strings.  Rinse green beans in colander under running tap water. 

Bring big pot of water to boil and add green beans.  Bring to the boil again and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. 

Meanwhile in large skillet add bacon, cut into small pieces.  Cook with lid on skillet until bacon is crispy, but not burned.  Turn down heat and after a while lift lid.  Add butter and green beans.  Stir fry a minute or two with seasoning salt and black pepper to taste.  Serve.


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