Zydeco Beans

Zydeco Beans are a traditional cajun creole dish. "Zydeco" literally means "snap bean." French Creole speakers of Louisiana use it to describe their snappy, upbeat blend of music. 

This green bean recipe is a must try for pickle lovers. It has a lively, tart and spicy flavor with a snap that makes them irresistible.

Zydeco Green Beans Recipe

2 cups water

3/4 cup white vinegar

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon mustard seeds

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

4 bay leaves

2 teaspoons salt

several drops liquid hot pepper sauce, optional

1 pound green beans, trimmed

1. Combine all ingredients except the beans in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.

2. Add the beans and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, until the beans are cooked but still crisp. Transfer the beans and liquid to a shallow serving dish and refrigerate covered for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Makes 8-10 servings ~ must make ahead
Prep time: 10 minutes ~ Cooking time: 15 minutes

photo credit:Renee Chernin

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