I have to admit that Bacon Wrapped Green Beans were not my idea. Years ago, my daughter decided she wanted to make something for Easter dinner. She was just starting to learn to cook (she is very confident in the kitchen now), and wanted to try her hand at the vegetable. She opened the refrigerator to see what her options were, and a few moments later she presented this individual beauties. As they cook, the bacon shrinks around the beans securing the pretty little bundles into place. I think that bacon and green beans are a perfect pairing; the salty bacon complements the crisp bite of the vegetable. We like to serve them warm and right out of the oven, and here we drizzled a decadent hollandaise over the top. Not only does this make the for a beautiful presentation, but it adds another level of flavor that will keep you coming back for more. These “green bean bundles” can be prepared the night before a big meal or dinner party to help make the preparations go a bit easier. Be sure to make a few more than you think because they go quickly! These Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are a holiday staple at our house. They are fun to make with the kids, they look great, and they are made with bacon! Bacon makes everything better.Print
A great side dish for any meal, but especially perfect for a holiday feast.
- 1 lb of bacon
- 1 lb green beans
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 stick of unsalted butter
- 1 tsp parsley
- Clean and snip ends off beans
- Cut bacon slices in half
- Wrap 4-6 green beans in bacon (as pictured)
- Place on cooling rack placed on top of sheet pan
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Place beans in oven and cook until bacon is done ( about 15-20 min)
- To make the hollandaise sauce:
- Whisk egg yolks, lemon juice and a tsp of water until thick and the color changes to a light yellow.
- Over low heat cook the eggs while whisking constantly.
- Move pan on and off heat to avoid cooking too fast or you will get scrambled eggs.
- When mixture is light and frothy and the volume has increased, remove from heat
- Add melted butter a little at a time, while consistently whisking (this will form an emulsion and bring the sauce together).
- Once the sauce is a desired consistency, add salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove beans from oven and place on serving plate.
- Spoon hollandaise sauce over bean bundles
- Serve and enjoy