Runner beans with shallot butter

Runner beans with shallot butter

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Cooking time

Takes 15-20 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

A special twist to the under-rated fresh flavoured runner bean - serve with 'A good steak and kidney pie'

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
70
protein
1g
carbs
4g
fat
6g
saturates
2g
fibre
2g
sugar
1g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 500g English runner beans
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large shallots or 1 banana shallot (the long type shaped like a banana)
  • 1 tsp golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar

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Method

  1. Top, tail and remove the strings from the runner beans, then cut them diagonally into elongated diamond shapes.
  2. Melt the butter with the oil in a mediumsized frying pan over a low to medium heat. Tip in the shallots and fry them gently for about 8 minutes, or until soft and very slightly coloured. Stir occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook the beans for 3- 4 minutes until just tender. Drain well.
  4. Turn up the heat under the frying pan and add the sugar and vinegar to the shallots. Stir well and then leave to bubble for 1 minute. Toss the beans and the buttery shallots together, either in the frying pan or saucepan, depending on size. Serve in a warmed dish.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2002

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mrfrankowski's picture
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Really good companion to Sunday roast. Tried yesterday and it's been a winner. I think it may work well with green beans, too.

valperga's picture
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A delicious side dish, and with a bread roll and some good butter, not a bad snack either.

nellyj's picture
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A really easy and tasty way to serve runner beans.Will be doing this one again!

agfroggatt's picture
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Always useful to have an alternative to use this vegetable

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