FRENCH GREEN BEANS WITH GARLIC
If you're looking for a simple yet utterly delicious way to prepare fresh French green beans, you've come to the right place. Our Garlic-Kissed French Green Beans recipe elevates this classic side dish to a whole new level. With a touch of garlic and a hint of buttery goodness, these green beans are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
- 8 oz fresh, French green beans
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon butter
Nutritional Information (per serving):
- Servings: 4
- Calories: 49
- Total Fat: 3g (4% Daily Value)
- Saturated Fat: 1.8g (9% Daily Value)
- Trans Fat: 0.1g
- Sodium: 38mg (1% Daily Value)
- Total Carbohydrate: 4.6g (1% Daily Value)
- Dietary Fiber: 1.8g (7% Daily Value)
- Sugars: 1.3g
- Protein: 0.9g
Boil to Perfection: Start by bringing a medium pot of water to a rolling boil. We're getting our green beans ready for their starring role!
Quick Cook: Carefully add the fresh French green beans to the boiling water. Let them dance in the bubbling water for 3-5 minutes, making sure not to overcook. We want these beans to maintain their crispness.
Chill Out: Once the green beans are perfectly crisp-tender, drain the hot water and immediately give them an ice-cold bath. This will stop the cooking process and ensure that your beans stay beautifully green and vibrant.
Garlic Infusion: In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. As soon as it begins to sizzle and release its enticing aroma, add the minced garlic. Let the garlic sizzle and become fragrant, infusing the butter with its savory essence.
Join the Party: It's time for the star of the show, those blanched French green beans! Toss them into the skillet with the garlic-infused butter and give them a good sauté. Allow the beans to heat through, soaking up all the flavorful goodness.
Season and Serve: Finally, season your Garlic-Kissed French Green Beans with a pinch of salt and a dash of freshly ground pepper. Give them one last toss to ensure they're coated in all that garlicky, buttery glory. Then, serve them up and watch as they disappear from the plate in no time.
This recipe is a testament to the beauty of simplicity. With just a handful of ingredients, you can create a side dish that's bursting with flavor. The key is to ensure your green beans are blanched to perfection before they meet the garlic-infused butter. Enjoy these beans as a delightful addition to any meal!