I love the simplicity of this delicious, attractive side dish. The bacon fat gives the green beans and almonds such a good flavor too.  This definitely is Green Beans Almondine on steroids.  The bacon and almond mixture is a fantastic snack, too - just simply keep it in a sealed cookie tin at room temperature.  Addictive mixture!  I know you are thinking - "Weird!" - but trust me on this one!

1 lb green beans (0.45 kg)
2 tbsp bacon fat, divided (30 mL)
1/cup sliced almonds (60 mL)
1/cup crispy bacon bits (60 mL)
Seasoning salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1 tsp lemon juice (5 mL) 

De-string the green beans and cut into shorter lengths. In pot of boiling water, cook green beans 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender. 

In nonstick frying pan in 1 tbsp (15 mL) bacon fat, over medium heat, toast almonds until browned.  Add crispy, freshly cooked bacon bits. Set aside.

Add remaining bacon fat to frying pan and toss beans in the hot fat, stir frying until hot. Sprinkle green beans with seasoning salt and black pepper, to taste.  Sprinkle with lemon juice and toss.  Plate green beans high on a smallish platter with the toasted almond and bacon mixture on top.

Yield:  6 servings
1 serving
122.7 calories
4.3 g protein
8.7 g fat
2.1 g fiber
4.6 g net carbs