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Sauteed green beans, Caceres style

Sauteed green beans, Caceres style
Los Angeles Times

The minute I laid eyes on Penelope Casas' latest book, I knew I had to cook from it. The photo on the cover showed some canapes that I just couldn't live without: thin triangles of Manchego cheese with a little ... Read more

Total time: 25 minutes | Serves 4
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds Romano green beans, stem ends snapped off
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ounce pancetta, cut into 1/4 -inch cubes ( 1/4 cup), or Serrano ham or prosciutto with some fat
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika, preferably Spanish smoked
  • 1 teaspoon red or white vinegar

Step 1Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the beans and return to a boil, then cook at a high simmer for 7 to 10 minutes until done to taste. Drain and pat dry.

Step 2Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the pancetta and saute 2 minutes, then add the beans and saute another 2 minutes. Lower the heat, stir in the paprika and the vinegar and cook 1 more minute before serving.

Note: From "La Cocina de Mama" by Penelope Casas.

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