I love fresh green beans. They are healthy and full of vitamins like magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamins B1, B6, and E to name a few. These days you can find most fresh vegetables year round in your grocery store. Fresh green beans are definitely worth buying every once in a while. They have a vibrant color, and a tender crisp bite if you don’t overcook them. Green beans are also done in only minutes and can be easily dressed up with additions like bacon, red onion, almonds, walnuts, garlic, red pepper flakes or just butter, salt and pepper. This recipe is completed with the additions of butter, salt, pepper, sliced garlic and sliced almonds. The almonds toast up in the butter at the end and make a really nice, nutty crunch.
I start with a pound of fresh green beans, washed and ends trimmed.
I steam them in a little water, for 8 minutes in a covered sauté pan.
Most of the water evaporates and the remaining water is drained off. Next comes the butter, salt, pepper, and garlic.
The garlic is sautéed for 3 minutes and then these beans are ready for the sliced almonds.
Green bean amandine is so quick to make and with the extra attention from the garlic and almonds, these green beans are a lovely side dish to your next dinner.