To outstanding results! I used a combination of butter (that I made) and saved bacon fat to first saute thinly sliced shallots then added the green beans and fresh cracked pepper. Just five simple ingredients come together to make such an amazing side dish, enough to tide me over until my next trip to College Park!
Green Beans with Shallots
1 12oz bag of green beans (precleaned, love it)
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon bacon fat
salt and pepper to season
Melt the butter and bacon fat together over medium heat in a large saute pan.
Slice up the shallots into long thin strips. Add to the pan and season with salt and pepper.
Cook until the shallots begin to brown and add the green beans.
Cook on medium until the green beans are bendy but not completely soft, about 6-8 minutes. Finish with freshly ground pepper and enjoy!