It isn't exactly fresh green bean season here, but I did manage to find some that were passable, and made better by Dorie's treatment of them in this recipe.
Usually we just like green beans steamed with barely a whisper of a pass of a teeny bit of butter on them before they hit the dinner plate, and we like the ones that are young thin and tender...oh, yes, I am fairly picky about fresh green beans. That said, these were delightful.
I made two changes, I used bacon instead of pancetta as it is much friendlier on my weekly budget and I can always find good bacon whereas I can't always get really good pancetta, and I steamed the green beans rather than toss them in water and boil them. I think the essence of what Dorie intended was still present in the finished product.
Delicious! This is definitely a repeat.