Almonds are a key ingredient in this classic French side dish, and the word “amandine” translates into “almond” in English. In the culinary world, “amandine” (also called “almondine” in America) refers to dishes made with a garnish of almonds, like green beans, fish, asparagus and even potatoes.
The classic recipe calls for French green beans (haricot verts), which are often longer and more slender than other green beans. Haricot verts can be difficult to find in our area, and I was quite satisfied with the beautiful fresh green beans I found at my local Hornbacher’s grocery store.
Trim the ends