Haricot Verts with French Shallots and Bacon
~ ½ lb haricot verts, tops chopped off
2 slices bacon (Llano seco is nice)
2 shallots, chopped finely
1 handful almonds, toasted and sliced
2 Tb butter
Cook bacon in a skillet on a medium-low flame until browned. Remove bacon to a plate and add butter and shallots to pan. Lower the flame slightly. Stir frequently. Next, add in haricot verts. Continue stirring frequently. Cook for about 8 minutes, or until tender. While cooking, toast almonds in a separate pan. Chop bacon finely. Slice almonds when cooled. Add both the almonds and bacon back into the pan. Stir them in and serve.