Best, Fresh, Green Bean Recipe


Every day I am picking green beans! There’s nothing like fresh garden beans! I am blanching and freezing a lot of them but I am eating as many as I can because they just seem to lose so much in texture and flavor once they are frozen.

I like fresh string beans to have a little crunch, to be a nice bright green and seasoned simply with butter and salt when I eat them. I follow Julia Child’s recipe to make this happen. Julia knows best! These are simple and delicious!

1. Add enough water to a saucepan sufficient to cover beans…. And bring to boil, without beans

2. Wash and cut the tips off your beans. When water is boiled, add the beans to it, just until the water returns to the boil OR until the beans turn a bright green, whatever comes first.

3. Quickly drain your beans. Put them back into the hot, empty saucepan and stir them up a couple times. This will evaporate any excess water.

4. Add a tablespoon of butter. As soon as the butter is melted, transfer to a serving dish, add a little salt and watch them disappear!! They are delicious, quick and easy.

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