Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Green Beans Almondine

This is such a great, classic side dish. I love green beans, especially with the nutty flavor of browned butter and almonds. It is also a great side dish for holiday dinners like Thanksgiving and Christmas. You could make these green beans extra special by adding cooked and crumbled bacon and Craisins. I used frozen green beans,  because that's what I had on hand, but you could also use fresh green beans.

Green Beans Almondine

2 lbs frozen green beans (I used frozen whole green beans)
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup slivered almonds
garlic salt, to taste
salt, to taste
ground pepper, to taste

Place green beans in a colander and rinse with water (I find this gets rid of any freezer burn taste). Place rinsed green beans in a microwave safe bowl, cover, and microwave on high for about 8 minutes or until green beans are heated through. Drain green beans and set aside.

In a large skillet melt butter. Add slivered almonds and cook on medium high heat until butter and almonds just start to brown. Add in green beans, a few shakes of garlic salt, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss green beans with butter and almonds and heat through. Serve immediately

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