During my husband’s Air Force career, we had the good fortune to live in Spain for 4 years, and we fell in love with Spanish food. Every evening, the aroma of something frying in garlic and olive oil from the kitchens below would waft up the stairwell to our 10th floor apartment, and it was fantástico. This is one of many Spanish dishes that we fix regularly. It’s great reheated too!
Adapted from The Foods and Wines of Spain by Penelope Casas
2 lbs. fresh green beans
2 T. vinegar
2 T. olive oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 c. onion, diced
3 oz. prosciutto, diced
salt & pepper
Snap the ends off the beans. Blanch in boiling water and vinegar for 5 minutes. Drain the beans thoroughly. Add olive oil and beans to a large frying pan, on medium-high heat. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring. Lower heat, add garlic, onion, and prosciutto. Cook for 5 minutes, continuing to stir occasionally. Cover and cook 10 – 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. The beans should still have a little crunch to them. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Makes 6 generous servings, 2 WW points each