Garlic Green Beans

Simple.  Delicious.  I love green beans.  And the way I love them most is when they are prepared very simply.  I have many memories of standing barefoot in the garden with my Dad when I was a young girl, eating vegetables raw, straight off the plants.  I swear I can still feel the warm dirt inbetween my toes and the sun on my back if I close my eyes.  So I suppose maybe that’s why I still love vegetables best either raw or without alot of “dressing up” done to them. I make these for every holiday, and on many days inbetween.
GARLIC GREEN BEANS
Recipe by My Stained Apron
1 pound green beans
2 T unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
kosher salt and pepper, to taste
Blanch the beans. Wash, then trim ends. Either leave whole or cut in 2 inch lengths.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add green beans.
Boil no more than 5 minutes. ( I like them pretty firm, so about 3 minutes is all I do)
Imediately drain beans and put in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
Melt butter in a pan over medium high heat, and add garlic. (careful, garlic burns easy and fast, so don’t add it until just before the beans!)
Add green beans (drained first) and toss.
Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.
*Holiday make ahead tips: You can blanch the beans a day ahead of time and store in the fridge. 
Garlic Green Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans
  • 2 T unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Blanch the beans. Wash, then trim ends. Either leave whole or cut in 2 inch lengths.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add green beans.
  • Boil no more than 5 minutes. ( I like them pretty firm, so about 3 minutes is all I do)
  • Immediately drain beans and put in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
  • Melt butter in a pan over medium high heat, and add garlic. (careful, garlic burns easy and fast, so don't add it until just before the beans!)
  • Add green beans (drained first) and toss.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.
  • *Holiday make ahead tips: You can blanch the beans a day ahead of time and store in the fridge.
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