German Green Beans

German Green Beans
This is a simple recipe that is great for a side dish. I'm not sure of the origins of this dish, but it is simple to prepare and is very filling.

This dish combines green beans with potatoes, protein and starch. This dish makes an excellent accompaniment for any meat dish like roast beef or leg of lamb. It also goes well with chicken or turkey, and makes an excellent side dish for a Thanksgiving dinner.

  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 2 medium sized potatoes, peeled and sliced like fries
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. Tarragon (a French touch)
  • white wine (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the sliced potatoes and stir. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are slightly browned on all sides, about 7 minutes. Now add the green beans and tarragon. Add a little water or white wine to steam and cover the skillet. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve promptly.

Note: Crumbled crispy fried bacon makes an excellent topping for this dish.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
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