FRESH GREEN BEANS, SWEET & SOUR

Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe

By Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin

This wonderful recipe was clipped out of a cooking magazine in the early 80's.
MMMmm, fresh green beans, so bright and crisp, flavored with bacon, onion,and cider vinegar.
A real taste treat.
This is one of my favorite side dishes, and have made it many times.


Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves:
family
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

1 lb
fresh green beans,
5 slice
bacon
1 medium
onion
2 tsp
flour
1/2 c
water
1/3 c
cider vinegar
2 Tbsp
sugar
salt & pepper

Directions

1
Trim ends of green beans, and cook in boiling,
salted water until crisp and tender. Drain and plunge into ice water.
Drain again and set aside.
In a large skillet cook bacon till crisp.
Drain on a paper towel.
Drain off all but 2 Tablespoons of of bacon drippings.
2
Saute onion till tender, in the bacon drippings.
Stir in flour, cook and stir until bubbly.
Stir in water, vinegar and sugar, heat to boiling and continue to cook until slightly thickened.
Add beans, and heat, tossing occasionally.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cooked bacon.
  • Comments

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    Rose Selvar potrose - May 9, 2012
    Hey Ma,
    If I use canned green beans....do you know how many cans I'd need to equal 1 pound of fresh green beans? Since you are an experienced cook, I thought I'd ask.... 5/09/12 2340
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    Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - May 9, 2012
    One pound of fresh green beans trimmed yields
    approximately 3 cups raw.
    One pound of fresh green beans trimmed and
    cooked yields about 2 cups.

    Sooooooooo
    how many cups of beans in a can??
    size of can??....LOL....Hugs, ma
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    Rose Selvar potrose - May 9, 2012
    You are tooooo much!!! LOL
    A regular size can...LOL
    I'd have to go buy a can
    to see...LOL
    5/09/12 2352
    It's almost tomorrow! LOL
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    Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - May 10, 2012
    8 ounces in a can...equal 1 cup!!!
    BUT...is that with or with out the liquid. ?????????
    tee hee
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    Deb Crane songchef - May 10, 2012
    My Great Aunt makes these beans. Our family calls them Sniveled beans. I dont know why they are called that, but they are yummy! :)
    Rose, I would stick to fresh beans. The canned ones might get mushy. Besides, fresh are soooo good! :)