So when I cook them, I don't like to do too much to them--or cook them too long. I want simple flavors that will bring out the great taste of the beans and cook them to "crisp-tender".
This recipe is simple and delicious and highlights the fresh flavor of the beans. Make them tonight! I mean it!
Green Beans Amandine from America’s Test KitchenServes 8
INGREDIENTS1/3 cup sliced almonds
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 tsp lemon juice
2 lb green beans, trimmed
1. Toast almonds in a large skillet over medium-low heat, stirring often, until just golden, about 6 min. Add the butter and cook, stirring constantly, until the butter is golden brown and has a nutty aroma, about 3 min. Transfer the almond mixture to a bowl and stir in the lemon juice.
2. Add the beans, ½ cup water and ½ tsp salt to the now-empty skillet. Cover and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the beans are nearly tender, 8-10 min. Remove the lid and cook over medium-high heat until the liquid evaporates, 3-5 min. Off the heat, add the reserved almond mixture to the skillet and toss to combine. Season with salt to taste and serve.