5/30/10

Farm Fresh Green Beans Amandine

I can't walk through a Farmer's Market without wanting everything in sight. When it comes to the fresh veggies, I'd buy more than I could ever cook before it all went bad.

I love to find easy recipes for fresh vegetables so that when I see that basket full of fresh green beans for example, I can grab a bagful knowing exactly how I'll fix them.



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Fresh Green Beans Amandine

1/2 C sliced almonds
2 lbs fresh green beans
1/3 C butter
1 T lemon juice
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper

Bake sliced almonds in a shallow pan on 350 for 5 -7 minutes or until toasted. You'll know they are nearly ready when you smell toasted almonds wafting through your kitchen and you faint from joy.

Snap the ends off the green beans, then snap them in half in the middle. (This is a great job for kids.) Drop them in boiling water and cook for 4 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain the beans.

Melt the butter in a serving dish and add the almonds, beans, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss to coat and serve immediately.

Serves 8-10. Looks very pretty.




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Lovely Rachel has so many great recipe links that go up every week. Check out the other Mouthwatering Moday posts!

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13 comments:

Mary said...

I'm always on the lookout for new ways to cook green beans...it's one of the few veggies that my family will eat cooked!

blueviolet said...

Green beans taste so incredibly delicious when they're fresh and the best part is that the kids like snapping the ends off of them for me!

Rachel said...

yum yum yum!

LOVE

♥ Braja said...

Yum! As a vegetarian, I love recipes that I don't have to adjust :) I've got a couple of green bean recipes if you like...

♥ Braja said...

Yum! As a vegetarian, I love recipes that I don't have to adjust :) I've got a couple of green bean recipes if you like...

Suzy said...

Simple but great sounding...can't go wrong! I have some fresh beans in the fridge to use up..will give this a try.

mo.stoneskin said...

My favourite thing in the farmer's markets is meat. I want to buy it all. But don't tell Braja.

Rima said...

I love green beans amandine, but I always overcook them. Yours look delish!

The Urban Cowboy said...

You always have the best recipes, thanks.

OHmommy said...

Looooooks very pretty!

Meadowlark said...

Just want you to know I'm thinking about you. Hope all is well.

The Urban Cowboy said...

Hi Amy, hope all is well with you and yours! I think I stop by EVERY day. Anyways, looking forward to another yummy recipe, or anything. BTW I like your new avatar photo, very sexy!

Have a great weekend, and hope to see ya soon!

Kaylen said...

I came over from the Urban Cowboy, and happy that I did!! These look De.Lish.Ous!! I'm going to have to try them later this week!

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