I love cooking elaborate dishes. It’s fun, impressive, and delicious. However, when I make teriyaki pork chops, I am not in the mood to make a side. Who has time? But you can’t just serve a main course without anything else. That’s the kind of situation that these green beans are perfect for. They take almost no time, and may even taste better than the complex dish you spent three hours making.
The real key here is the butter/garlic combination. By sautéing the garlic, you bring out all that flavor into the butter, and it spreads all around the green beans. Add a little pepper and salt, and you have a killer side.
Here’s how to make them!
Okay, step one: wash 2lbs of whole green beans. You probably want a bigger strainer than this, but I didn’t feel like washing my other one.
Next, Chop the ends of your green beans off. I usually chop about 1/4″-1/2″ off each side. You can then cut the beans if halves, thirds, or 3/7.
Bring about 4 quarts of salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add your green beans to the pot, and cook for 5-8 minutes, or till they start to get soft. At this point, I tried to get a picture, but the sun wasn’t cooperative, and it was kind of like a green bean eclipse. For your viewing pleasure, I give you this rare event:
Impressed? For some reason, I didn’t take any other pictures of the process after this. Maybe I was just so awed by the bean eclipse, guess we’ll never know. Anyway, your just going to have to use your imagination. Strain the green beans, and set aside. Melt 3 Tbsp of butter in a pan, and saute 4 minced garlic cloves on low heat. When it is golden in color, add the green beans and stir well. Add 1/2 Tbsp salt, 2 tsp pepper, and mix.
There you have it, best green beans ever!
Garlic Green Beans
- 2lbs green beans
- 4 garlic cloves
- 3 Tbs butter
- 1/2 Tbs salt, or to taste
- 2 tsp pepper, or to taste
- Cut the ends off the green beans, and cut them in half if desired
- Boil 4 quarts water, and cook green beans 5-7 minutes, or until soft
- Strain beans, set aside
- Melt butter over medium heat
- Reduce heat slightly, and saute garlic
- Add beans, salt, and pepper
- Stir well, and enjoy!
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