Friday, February 18, 2011

French Fridays with Dorie - pancetta green beans

So nice to have a simple recipe this week!  Simple, yet actually 10 days in the making for me.  You see, instead of store bought pancetta, I used my homemade bacon, cut into lardons.  This turned boring, ole green beans into an amazing side dish.  Simple, quick (except for the 10 days to make the bacon) and gobbled up as swiftly as I set them on the table.  See what the other FFwD cooks did this week here.  My post is short and sweet this week, since I poured my heart out earlier this week.  Plus, I'm saving my very funny Valentine's dinner story for next week when we post about the short ribs!

17 comments:

Ms. Hobby said...

That is so great that you had homemade bacon for this dish!

yummychunklet said...

I like how you used your homemade bacon!

Kris' Kitchen said...

Well, I'm certainly impressed! And I thought this was such a simple dish...not for you. Homemade bacon sounds like what we all ought to do...especially after reading the ingredients on the store bought bacon package.....scary!

Lara B Knight said...

Looks wonderful! I am going to make this tomorrow evening. Homemade pancetta - WOW! Totally impressed!!!

Ms. Hobby said...

Oh, silly me! I forgot to tell you in my previous comment that I awarded you the sisterhood of the world bloggers award.

http://inpursuitofhobby.blogspot.com/2011/02/sisterhood-of-world-bloggers.html

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Looks wonderful, Steph! I'm impressed!

KarenP said...

Nice way to showcase your homemade bacon, and take your green beans to the next level. I bet they were delicious!

Anne-Marie said...

Makin' bacon! Sounds rewarding. I love the pig photo on the right! Looking forward to the Valentine's story!

Flourchild said...

Great greenbeans! I never thought I would put a post on my blog about Greenbeans!HA! It just shows how amazing Dorie is!!

Cher said...

Yeah for you! I don't know how you are keeping up with all you have going on. I agree - it was nice to have a simple challenge this week.

kitchenarian said...

It took you 10 days and I am so impressed with your homemade bacon. I bought pancetta at the deli and it took me 10 minutes! What a great recipe; those green beans were amazing.

Can't wait to read about your short ribs next week.

tricia s. said...

I thought I was being worldly when I shipped my hubby off to the Italian deli in search of pancetta. And then I read these posts and find out folks have been making their own - wow !! This is what I love about all this sharing. Really amazing and extra credit points to you. As usual :)

Cakelaw said...

Glad you enjoyed the beans.

Heavenly Housewife said...

I have one of Dorie Greenspan's books but bad housewife that I am, I never made a recipe yet.
I love simple recipes like these. EAsy but full of flavour.
*kisses* HH

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

YAY for using our homemade bacon/ pancetta :-) I loved this dish. So easy, so flavourful.

onewetfoot said...

Homemade bacon! Sounds perfect for this dish. I'm so impressed with all the Charcutepalooza participants!

Sis. Boom. said...

lol. thanks for your comment on my FFwD orange tart post but you WIN WIN WIN for making your own bacon to use! I'm way impressed!