Prosciutto Garlic Green Beans With Tomatoes Recipe

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

When I was growing up dad had a huge garden.

We would have beans pretty much all year round.

The first set of green beans came up in late spring in Upstate Utica New York.

Then at the end of summer, I can actually remember going to certain bean fields over in South Utica.

We would wait for the machines to pick the green beans. Whatever the machines left behind on the ground we were allowed to pick for free.

Beans were plentiful in our home every year because of that. Mom would blanch them then put into freezer bags for the winter months.

Add them straight into stews and soups.

Fresh green beans, ripe grape tomatoes, and bacon are a few of the wonderful ingredients that make this side dish fabulous for any meal. You just have to try this one!

Prosciutto Garlic Green Beans With Tomatoes Recipe

grape or cubed plum tomatoes

4 slices of chopped prosciutto or bacon

3 cloves minced garlic

1 lb green beans with the end snipped off and cleaned

salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste

olive oil

Boil the green beans in salt water to the desired doneness we like them soft.

In a frying pan add 2 tablespoon olive oil and saute the meat until crisp. Take off the heat.

Add the garlic and 2 tablespoons of water and put back on the stove and cook for 2 minutes.

Place cooked beans in a dish or bowl. Toss with 3 tablespoons olive oil cut up grape tomatoes and toss in the bacon and garlic mixture. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste.

1 comment

  1. Such a delicious side dish! Perfect for any summer meal---as I know it would be amazing with fresh green beans!


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