These just came out of the oven…one of my favorite (and super simple) “fancy schmancy” side dishes:
Green Bean Bacon Bundles
32 fresh green beans, trimmed and washed
4 slices of bacon (thin cut)
1 cup Rice wine vinegar
2 tsp. sugar (or sub)
1 tsp. salt
Bring equal parts water and vinegar to a simmer (about 1 cup each, for a small batch), add sugar and salt. Add green beans and simmer 8-10 minutes, until a bit softened, but still crisp.
Remove beans from hot water and submerge in ice water to stop cooking. Let cool 5 minutes. Preheat oven to 450F
Bundle 8 beans together, wrap with a slice of bacon, and secure with a toothpick.
Bake 10-15 minutes, until bacon is crisp.
Set on paper towels to drain, serve hot.
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