Sunday, February 7, 2010

Green beans almondine

2 med packages French green beans
1 stick butter
2/3 cup sliced almonds (crushed under a rolling pin)
salt, to taste

1) Snap the ends of both sides of the beans, leaving a whole bean (may cut in half in the middle of the bean).

2) In a large deep skillet add 1 1/2 - 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.

3) Add beans and quickly steam (turning beans frequently) for approximately 4-5 mins.

4) Drain beans; remove water.

5) In the same skillet melt butter and add beans.

6) Cover the skillet and reduce heat to a simmer (turning beans occasionally).

7) Cook on a low heat for approximately 6-7 minutes. Drain off excess butter.

8) Add crushed almonds and toss beans. Lightly salt and serve.

Serves 8-10.

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