I know I have said it before, but I cannot help to say it again. I love green beans. I could eat them every meal. Growing up we would buy pounds of green beans. For breakfast we would fry them with eggs, at lunch we would make a delicious salad with raw green beans, and then at dinner we would sauté them for a perfect side dish. It says a lot that I would not only not get sick of them, but that I would still crave them. I would love to hear how you enjoy your favorite green beans in the comments!
Thanksgiving is a perfect day to make all of your favorite green bean dishes. Especially with a big group, green beans are one veggie that is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. We have a lot of vegetarians in our family, so we are always looking for new ways to add filling dishes with protein to our holiday menu. Green bean almandine is a great way to do just this. It is delicious, salty, nutty, and crunchy making each bite the perfect taste sensation. I love garlic, so I added a clove to my recipe to make the dish a little more of my own. Feel free to leave it out! Either way it will be delicious!
Green Bean Almandine Recipe
1 pound green beans
1 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic peeled (optional)
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup slivered almonds
Bring a large pot of water to boil.Add the green beans and garlic and boil for 5 minutes. Drain and immediately put on ice to stop the green beans from additional cooking.
Heat the butter and oil until warm. Remove the green germ in the garlic and mince it. Add the garlic, green beans, and almonds to the pan. Stirring delicately. Add the salt and continue to stir until the almonds are lightly browned. Enjoy!