Zydeco Green Beans
Recipe type: Side Dishes
Serves: 6
  • 2 1/4 Cups water
  • 3/4 Cup white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon crushed mustard seeds
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Tabasco pepper sauce
  • 1 pound trimmed green beans
  1. 1. In large saucepan stir water, vinegar, sugar, mustard, garlic, bay leaves, salt and Tabasco sauce.
  2. Bring to boil then reduce heat and cover then simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Add beans then cover and simmer 10 minutes until tender crisp.
  4. Arrange beans in shallow dish and cover completely with vinegar mixture.
  5. Cover and refrigerate overnight then serve cold.
Zydeco Green Beans is actually a redundancy. The exuberant music of Louisiana's black French-speaking Creoles is called zydeco, an idiomatic phonetic version of les haricots, French for snap beans. Serve these green beans as a relish, or as "stirrers" for Bloody Marys.
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