French Green Beans, Mexican-Style

French Green Beans, Mexican-Style
Haricots Verts ~ Estilo Mexicano
Tortillas Fritas, Huevos Duros, Piñones, Chiles de Arboles
Sherry Dijon Vinaigrette

Here’s a New Year’s resolution: Serve More Green Bean Dishes – especially the elegant French ones. We’re keeping our holiday buffet merry & bright with fresh haricots verts dressed in a flamboyant style! This flashy dish debuted on our Thanksgiving table and will make a repeat appearance during the Christmas season. Joyeux Noël. Feliz Navidad.

French Green Beans, Mexican-Style Recipe

French Green Beans, Mexican Style

Fresh. Crunchy. Spicy. Eggy. Nutty. Unique. Colorful. International.

Chiles de Arboles & Tortillas
Chiles de Arboles & Tortillas

Break the chiles in half and shake out the seeds. Fry in a small amount of canola oil until the chiles turn color. Set aside.

Meanwhile, cut corn tortillas into thin strips and fry in canola oil until crisp and golden, drain on paper towels, season with salt.

French Green Beans, Mexican Style

Sherry Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. sherry vinegar
  • 1 t. dijon mustard
  • 1 T. minced shallot
  • salt & pepper

Whisk first three ingredients together in a small bowl. Add shallot, then season to taste with salt & pepper.

Haricots Verts

Steam or microwave haricots verts until bright green and al dente. Arrange on a platter, season with salt and pepper. Ladle vinaigrette over the top.

French Green Beans, Mexican Style

Top the green beans with chiles de arboles, rough chopped hard boiled eggs, toasted pine nuts, and fried tortilla strips.

Note: these chiles are hot. I leave them quite large so guests can avoid them if they are not fond of super-spicy food yet still enjoy the dish. I, however, happen to be addicted to them.

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French Green Beans, Mexican Style

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Merry Christmas

Boston Terrier and Santa
My Little Mally & Santa c. 2002

Wishing you a season

filled with warm moments

and cherished memories…

8 thoughts on “French Green Beans, Mexican-Style”

  1. First – I love the Santa shot! That is darling. Next, I love green beans. What a lovely dish – and I bet it is really tasty. This elevates the green bean, no doubt about it. Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Methinks we all love the ‘Santa shot’ 🙂 ! And I do not cook green beans any ways nearly as often as I should!! And this is fun, so shall be attempted 🙂 ! May the month of December be a fulfilled and happy one for you, in whichever faith you celebrate it . . . thank you for the fabulous sends of 2013!!!!!!

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