How To Cook French Green Beans?

How do you make French style green beans?

  • Directions Blanch French green beans in pot of boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Drain and put into bowl of ice water. Drain when cool. Melt butter over low heat, add Dijon mustard and blend well. Add lemon juice and let come to a boil. Toast sliced almonds and hazelnuts until golden brown. Pour Dijon sauce over beans and toss.

How do you cook green beens?


  • Place green beans into a large skillet and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans start to soften, about 5 minutes. Drain water.
  • Cook and stir garlic with green beans until garlic is tender and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with lemon pepper and salt.

What is the difference between French style green beans and regular green beans?

“Haricot” means bean and “vert” means green in French. There is more difference between French green beans and typical American green beans than an unfamiliar term. Haricots verts are longer and thinner than American green bean varieties and tend to be more tender and have a more robust flavor.

Do French green beans need to be trimmed?

When purchased fresh, green beans should be firm and should snap when bent in half. You’ll want to trim off the tough ends before cooking them, and you can also peel away the fibrous strip along the edge if you’re particular.

HOW DO YOU CAN French style green beans?