Granny's Vinegar Green Beans

Martha Price


My 100-year-old grandmother (who everyone calls granny)used to make these green beans when I was a child. She picked the beans fresh from her large backyard garden. Although I have never been a green bean fan, my husband is, and he loves this old time dish!


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20 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    fresh green beans
  • 1
    small onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 slice
    bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 2 large
  • 1/2 c
    cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c

How to Make Granny's Vinegar Green Beans


  1. Trim bean; cut in half if extra long. Cook in boiling salted water until tender. Drain, then place in a warm serving dish.
  2. Put onion and bacon in a small skillet and saute until bacon is crisp.
  3. Whisk together eggs, vinegar and sugar in a small bowl, then whisk this mixture into skillet. Heat. When sauce is hot (don't overheat or you will 'scramble' the eggs!), pour over green beans; toss and serve.
  4. *I know there is a concern nowadays about consuming uncooked eggs. Although the eggs in this dish are not fully cooked, they are heated until hot (perhaps 'pasturized'?) - as in Spaghetti Carbonara.

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About Granny's Vinegar Green Beans

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #old-time

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