C is an avid ham fan, so I was pretty excited when this recipe came up… knowing that it was a side dish he’d definitely eat and most importantly, love. Unfortunately, he’s been working extra shifts this week, so he wasn’t able to try them this go-round. I say ‘this go-round’ because I’ll be making these beans again very soon. They’re quick, easy and taste almost as good as my grandmother’s recipe (which is truly Southern)… buttery and salty, with that extra crunchiness from the pancetta. Yum!
I’m upset that I missed my first FFwD last week, but being the only one in the house (and watching what I eat, to boot), a big ol’ cream tart sitting around would’ve been too tempting! I’ll be missing out next Friday, as well, due to a week-long work trip. But never fear, I’ll be back! Don’t forget to check out the ‘Leave-Your-Link’ post to see the other bean dishes from this week. Enjoy and I’ll see you soon!
#21 – Pancetta Green Beans (pg. 333)
Source: Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan