Soy-Glazed Green Beans with Crispy Shallots
For many families, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a green-bean casserole flavored with cream of mushroom soup and topped with a can of fried onions. We’re not looking to usurp anyone’s sacred dish, but we couldn’t help but think about the sweet-and-salty braised green beans served at many Chinese restaurants and how we might combine those two dishes. In the end, we came up with this delicious mix of beans sauteed with soy sauce, garlic, and maple syrup, then topped with crispy shallots. It’s easy, fresh, and fun.
Total Time: 25
Yield: 8 servings
For the crispy shallots:
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large shallots (or 3 medium-size), thinly sliced crosswise
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
InstructionsFirst, fry the shallots: Add 1/2 cup oil to a medium-size skillet and set over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add shallots and salt; cook, stirring, until browned and crispy, 8 to 10 minutes.
For the beans:
- 10 cups green beans, stem ends removed
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 5 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup