© Richard Warren
Kwintus Beans with Marjoram, Walnuts and Bacon
- SERVINGS: 6
Flat, yellow Kwintus beans are similar in shape and texture to Romano beans.
- 1 1/2 pounds Kwintus beans
- 6 strips of bacon
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon marjoram, chopped
- Coarsely ground pepper
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- In a large skillet, steam the beans in 1/2 inch of water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water; pat thoroughly dry.
- In the same skillet, cook the bacon over moderately high heat until crisp; drain well and crumble. Add the garlic to the drippings in the skillet and cook until softened, about 1 minute. Add the beans and half of the marjoram, season generously with pepper and toss until hot. Transfer the beans to a platter. Garnish with the walnuts, bacon and the remaining marjoram and serve.