Skillet-Charred Green Beans with Crispy Bread-Crumb Topping

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2018, America's Test Kitchen TV

Skillet-charring produces deeply browned green beans with satisfying chew.

SERVES4

TIME40 minutes

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Deep-frying green beans evenly softens and blisters them, leaving them with a soft, appealingly dense, satisfying chew and concentrated flavor. To achieve those results without the hassle of frying, we first softened the beans by steaming t...

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