Food, Community And All Things Sustainable

August 26, 2011

Sauted Green Beans

Serves four. A new way to serve an old standard - green beans. Easy and delicious gourmet cooking right at home.

Blancher or kettle
Bowl of cold water to cool green beans after blanching
Saute pan

One-half pound fresh green beans (two good handfuls)
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
Sea salt

  • Blanch beans for 2 minutes 
  • (Lacking a blancher: Put enough water in a kettle so that it will cover the beans. Put on medium heat and bring to boil. Add beans and blanch for 2 minutes.)
  • Remove beans from water and put into cold water.
  • Drain beans.
  • Place saute pan on medium heat.
  • Add olive oil and garlic.
  • When oil is warm, add beans.
  • Saute, stirring frequently, until beans are crisp-tender, about 5 - 7 minutes.
  • Add bread crumbs,stir and saute an additional 30 seconds.
  • Plate up and enjoy!

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