Tori's Green Bean Bundles

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

Kosher salt

2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed 

8 slices thick-cut bacon 

3 tablespoons oyster sauce 

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 

2 tablespoons soy sauce 

Freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Fill a large bowl halfway with 1 part ice and 3 parts water.
  2. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until they turn bright green, about 2 minutes. Quickly remove them with a mesh strainer to the ice bath to cool completely. Then transfer to a clean kitchen towel to dry. Set aside.
  3. In a large cast-iron skillet set over medium heat, cook the bacon until it starts to brown, but not enough to become crispy, about 2 minutes per side. Remove to a paper-towel-lined plate, pat dry and set aside to cool.
  4. Whisk together the oyster sauce, butter and soy sauce in a small bowl.
  5. Cut each bacon strip in half lengthwise. Arrange the bacon strips horizontally on a clean work surface. Divide the green beans evenly among the bacon strips, and wrap the bacon around the green beans to hold them together.
  6. Place each green bean bundle seam-side down in a large baking dish. Drizzle with half of the sauce. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Bake until the bacon is crispy, 25 to 30 minutes. Give the remaining sauce a quick stir, pour it over the bundles and sprinkle with the almonds. Serve immediately.

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