French String Beans with Shallots Recipe

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Sally Published: May 5, 2021 Modified: June 15, 2021
French String Beans with Shallots Recipe

How To Make French String Beans with Shallots

Crisp and tasty French string beans are always a pleasure to have at the dinner table. This recipe flavors them with shallots, salt, and pepper.

Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 2tbspextra virgin olive oil,or unsalted butter
  • 2largeshallots,thinly sliced
  • ½cupwater
  • ¾lbFrench string beans (haricots verts),(12 oz), trimmed
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • pinch sugar


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the shallots and cook for about 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent. Do not brown.

  2. Add the beans, salt, pepper and water; bring to a boil. Cover the skillet, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 8 minutes.

  3. Remove the lid and increase the heat to high. Cook for about 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the liquid is evaporated, the beans are tender, and the shallots are jammy.

  4. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper, and a pinch of sugar. Serve warm.


  • Calories: 116.20kcal
  • Fat: 6.98g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.98g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.82g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.00g
  • Fiber: 3.61g
  • Sugar: 6.18g
  • Protein: 2.57g
  • Sodium: 301.94mg
  • Calcium: 48.04mg
  • Potassium: 315.10mg
  • Iron: 1.41mg
  • Vitamin A: 29.81µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.58mg
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