Green Beans with Bacon Breadcrumbs
Along with the juicy turkey and cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, and a groaning board filled with holiday cakes and pies, a green bean casserole is expected at the holiday meal table. If you want to go beyond the can-of-this and can-of-that creamy iteration, try this dish of green beans with bacon, a fresh take on a holiday classic. We chose haricots verts here to make this more sophisticated (and they are super tender/delicious), but you can use slender green beans, as well. You may have to blanch another minute or two, depending on their size. We all know that bacon makes everything better, and that includes this dish tender green beans. Instead of sprinkling the beans with a can of commercial fried onions, use these bacon breadcrumbs, instead. The bacon breadcrumbs are delicious sprinkled over any roasted vegetable dish or salad; just make an extra batch and keep in an airtight container in your pantry.