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Fresh green beans are dressed up with prosciutto and gouda for a delicious side dish.

Green Beans with Frizzled Proscuitto and Gouda | Taste and Tell

When we bought our house 2 years ago, it was not much more than walls and a cement floor. The person we bought it from had bought it as an investment, planning to fix it up and re-sell it. He was young and inexperienced, and ran out of money and motivation, so we jumped on the deal, excited to buy our first home together as a married couple. We spent a couple months doing everything to the house, from installing the whole bathroom to putting in flooring. It was a lot of work, (and luckily I have a great husband so I didn’t have to do a lot of the manual labor!) But it was a project. A HUGE project. After a couple of months, the house was livable, so we moved from my in-laws basement into our first home.

Since moving in, we have slowed down a lot. It takes a lot of money to completely remodel a house, so right now, we are just working on it one project at a time. So why do I bring all of this up, when this is a food blog? Well, the current project is in the kitchen. I’ll write more about it and show pictures once it is complete, but my kitchen has been almost inoperable for the past week. I almost thought that I wasn’t going to get my recipe done for this week’s installment of the Cookbook of the Month. But luckily, one of my best friends in the world came over to visit last night, so we pulled the kitchen together so I could make dinner for her.

I was looking for simplicity. And really, looking through this cookbook, so many of the dishes are simple, but very delicious sounding! I came across this recipe for green beans and I remembered seeing fresh green beans at the grocery store earlier this week. So the menu was chosen and a grocery list was made. But somehow I got things just a little bit mixed up. The original recipe calls for Gruyere, not Gouda. But somehow, Gouda ended up in my shopping basket. But all was not lost because the Gouda worked just fine in this dish, and was actually quite good!!

If this recipe is an indicator of how good the other recipes in this book are going to be, then I can’t wait to work my way into it!!

Green Beans with Frizzled Prosciutto and Gouda
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Fresh green beans are dressed up with prosciutto and gouda for a delicious side dish.
Serves: 8 servings
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • salt and pepper as needed
  • 7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. green beans, ends trimmed
  • ¼ lb. prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • ¼ lb. Gouda cheese, cut into sticks
  1. Combine lemon juice, vinegar, shallots, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Gradually whisk in 6 tablespoons olive oil. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until bright green and just barely tender to the bite, about 3 minutes. Drain the green beans and rinse with cold water until they feel cool. Drain well.
  3. Toss the green beans and the dressing together and let them marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat remaining olive oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add the prosciutto to the hot oil and cook until it “frizzles, ” about 2 minutes. Add the prosciutto and the Gouda to the beans and dressing. Season with additional salt and pepper if necessary. Serve at room temperature.

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22 Responses to Green Beans with Frizzled Prosciutto and Gouda {Cookbook of the Month Recipe}

  1. glamah16 says:

    All the CIA recipes are terrific. Cant wait to see your kitchen.

  2. noble pig says:

    Frizzled? Love that! This looks like the perfect dish for friends.

    Congrats on the kitchen!

  3. eatme_delicious says:

    I’m glad you bought the wrong kind of cheese because gouda sounds like it would be way better! :) Looks delicious. I didn’t used to like green beans but now I’ve started to crave them.

  4. kat says:

    Oh I want to make this if only to say the word “frizzled”

  5. Gigi says:

    I love the CIA books! I have the baking one right now and there are so many great recipes! And your green bean side dish sounds delicious especially since gouda is one of my favorite cheeses.

  6. Maryann says:

    Hi Deb! This sounds so good! :)

  7. Jenny says:

    I used “Frizzled Prosciutto” on my last Build a Better Burger competition. I’ll have to make this recipe for sure! It looks great!

    Good luck with your kitchen!

  8. PheMom says:

    This just sounds awesome! Can’t wait to see pictures of the kitchen! Good luck!

  9. Sophie says:

    Green beans are my favorite veggie, next to sweet potatoes. I love how crunchy and fresh they are.

    Hope you get your kitchen back soon…but anytime I see/hear the words ‘remodel’ and ‘kitchen’ in the same sentence, I can’t help but get excited! :)

  10. Peabody says:

    I love the gouda…that sounds great.

  11. RecipeGirl says:

    I’ve looked at this cookbook before. I don’t think I have it yet (does that tell you that I have too many cookbooks?… that I don’t even know if I have it??!!)

    I like the sound of “frizzled prosciutto” and the addition of gouda sounds great w/ green beans.

  12. Mary says:

    Those beans looks fabulous! I’ve been eying this cookbook. I have to wait until I get a gift card to Borders or sneak it in without my husband noticing though!

  13. kellypea says:

    Green beans find their way to our table regularly. We love them, and the prosciutto is perfect for them. Gouda, huh? Funny, but delicious too! Can’t wait to see your kitchen!

  14. kamailesfood says:

    This sounds like it would be a good cookbook for me. Branch out from our normal side salad to get in our veggies. This recipe sounds great. Fresh green beans are so much better than the canned variety. And of course cheese makes everything taste better.

  15. Lore says:

    You’re one lucky woman! Can’t wait to see the pictures :)

    As for the recipe, all you had to do is write Prosciutto and Gouda and you had my attention. Sounds delish!

  16. Suzana says:

    Mmmm, that looks like a very interesting combination! And congrats on the new kitchen. 😉

  17. Emiline says:

    I’m all about anything with Prosciutto.

    Can’t wait to see the kitchen!

  18. Kevin says:

    This sounds like a really tasty way to serve green beans!

  19. Patsyk says:

    I love recipes like this for green beans! My boys don’t but no matter, I’ll give it a try if the green beans look good this week!

    Good luck with the kitchen remodel I can’t wait for you to share pictures.

  20. Grace says:

    oh, how i love green beans. there just aren’t enough recipes focusing on them, and that’s a fact. this one looks like a winner, if only for the fact that the title contains the word “frizzled.” i love it! :)

  21. Rosie says:

    This really sounds so good!

    Congrats on your kitchen :)

    Rosie x

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