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
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.