Boiled French Beans (Haricots Verts a L’Anglaise) are gloriously fresh, crisp, and healthy. Serve with melted butter, or a rich sauce (Hollandaise, Bearnaise, etc.) Ideal with fish, roasts, or fowl.

Boiled French Beans

Boiled French Beans (Haricots Verts a L'Anglaise)
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Serves: 4 to 5 servings
  • 1 pound French beans
  1. Top and tail the beans and pull off any hard strings around the edges; wash in cold water and drain.
  2. Place into boiling salted water, bring back to the boil, skim and boil uncovered fairly rapidly for 4 minutes, keeping the beans crisp and green.
  3. Drain and serve in a vegetable dish.


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