Green beans "Napoléon"


Green beans "Napoléon"
Apparently, Napoléon Bonaparte had a delicate stomach, so his cook made his cream sauces a little gentler with tomato.

Here is a version for green beans, cooked in two stages, with a cream and tomato sauce.
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Last modified on: October 24th 2021

Keywords for this recipe:French beansGreen beansNapoleonCreamTomato
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PreparationCookingStart to finish
37 min.11 min.48 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 30 min.
Green beans "Napoléon" : Photo of step #1
Prepare 800 g cooked green beans.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Green beans "Napoléon" : Photo of step #2
Cut into medium-sized chunks.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Green beans "Napoléon" : Photo of step #3
Heat 40 g butter in a large pan on high heat until it froths.

Add the finely chopped 1 shallot.

Salt, pepper and cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Green beans "Napoléon" : Photo of step #4
Add 200 ml liquid cream, mix well and bring to the boil.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Add 1 teaspoon tomato paste, mix well, then check the seasoning.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Green beans "Napoléon" : Photo of step #6
Add the green beans, mix well and leave to heat through for a few minutes.

Stage 7
Green beans "Napoléon" : Photo of step #7
Serve on its own or to accompany meat, for example.
Remarks
The quantity of tomato paste can be adapted to suit your taste, so add more or less as you prefer.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,226 Kcal or 5,133 Kj27 gr69 gr94 gr
61 %10 %7 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
115 Kcal or 481 Kj3 gr6 gr9 gr
6 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
307 Kcal or 1,285 Kj7 gr17 gr23 gr
15 %3 %2 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 4.33 €
  • Per person : 1.08 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Cooked green beansCooked green beans: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Salad paysanne, Tenderloin steaks marinated in red wine with rosemary, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: French custard tart, Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup, Curried mussels with cabbage, Normandy seafood stew, Apricot fool, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ramekins of duchess potatoes, Koulibiak in pie dish, Apple custard tart, Smoky potato and potimarron gratin, Tyrolean apple crumble, ... All
ShallotShallot: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cauliflower and chickpea purée, Dipping bread with cheese, Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg, Crunchy verrines, Sauce Normande (for fish), ... All
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