Roasted Green Beans with Goat Cheese and Hazelnuts
Roasted green beans should be earthy and sweet, not drab and leathery. Time to find a foolproof method.
Why This Recipe Works
Roasted green beans are often dry and leathery; we wanted earthy, sweet beans with moist interiors and just the right amount of browning. We start by roasting the beans, covered with foil, with a mixture of oil, salt, pepper, and sugar to let them gently steam for 10 minutes. The sugar promotes browning when we remove the foil to let the beans blister in the oven’s high heat. To add a lively bite to the flavorful beans, we toss them with an orange vinaigrette and top them with tangy goat cheese and crunchy hazelnuts.