I made this quick and easy side dish a while ago when our very kind home teacher brought us a bunch of fresh green beans from his garden. I love green beans! And this is a fabulous way to prepare them.
Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic
fresh green beans, ends trimmed (I used enough for my family of 5)
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
Fill a medium sized pot with water and bring to a boil. Boil green beans in water for about 3 minutes. Drain green beans and set aside. Heat a skillet with some olive oil (a tablespoon or so) over medium heat. Add green beans and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic, salt, and pepper and continue to cook, tossing the green beans, for another few minutes. Watch the garlic to make sure it doesn't burn. Remove from heat and serve.