Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Green Beans with Crispy Onions use fresh green beans that are French cut in a simple and delicious side dish recipe.
Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Green Beans with Crispy Onions

By  Sue  Lau | Palatable  Pastime

Green Beans with Crispy Onions is my recipe of the day with the blogging group From Our Dinner Table. We meet up weekly and post on various topics. This week is about French recipes.

I decided to post a French cut green bean. I use fresh farm market beans and season these simply with wine, salt, pepper  and garlic. Then I toss them with butter and a few crunchy fried onions. Very easy.

Green Beans with Crispy Onions

What are French Cut Green Beans?

French cut green beans are shredded. You may have had them that way from cans at the grocery store. However, you don’t have to buy canned to get them. In fact, after you make them fresh, you won’t want to. Fresh beans taste much better.

French cut (shredded) green beans

How to French Cut Green Beans

You could be cruel to yourself and cut them by hand with a knife. What a tedious pain! Plus they probably won’t be even.

Food processors are another way to go. Especially if you have a wide chute. You cut them to fit, laying them flat, then use the shredded blade. Thing is, they are only as wide as your chute.

I like my beans full length. So this calls for a different solution. I have found two.

Cutters for shredding French cut green beans

Two types of cutting tools for French cut grean beans

The multifunction bean slicer is a hand-held gadget that you insert the bean and pull it through. The blades cut the beans evenly. But you can pretty much only do one at a time. Unless you get someone to help you using the second blade that comes (they are sold in sets of two).

Multifunction Bean Slicer

Multifunctiion Bean Slicer buy now

Blades inside a multipurpose bean cutter

The kitchen shredder knife is a claw. It is used mostly for cutting scallions. But the blades are the same kind in the other tool above.

This knife is big enough to do two beans at a time. The catch is that the blade is exposed so you need to be more careful. Don’t get your kids to help you with this tool. The other bean cutter should be fine.

Kitchen Shredding Knives

Kitchen Shredding Knives buy now

I  actually like the multipurpose bean tool the best. It doesn’t take long to do up a pound of beans. That being said, I will add that if I were putting up garden beans (a lot of them) I would use a food processor with a wide chute.

Cooking French cut green beans

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Green Beans with Crispy Onions

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Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 4

Equipment

  • multipurpose bean cutter or other shredding tool

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound fresh stringless green beans
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup canned French fried onions

Instructions
 

  • Trim ends from green beans and thinly slice using a green bean cutting tool, kitchen shredding knife, knife or food processor fitted with a shredding blade.
  • Place beans in a large skillet with water, wine, garlic, salt, and black pepper.
  • Bring a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for ten minutes; drain.
  • Toss with butter and check the salt and pepper, then toss again with crispy fried onions (Durkee/French's type).

Notes

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One response

  1. Wow! Love this simple and flavorful fresh green beans! I love frsh green beans and love your recipe collection. Bookmarked in my list to try and also ordered the bean slicing tool. Very handy! Thanks!

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