5 Ingredients or Fewer

Green Beans with Butter Fried Almonds

August 21, 2018
1 Ratings
Photo by What We Eat Gals
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 2-4
Author Notes

This dish illustrates a typical WWE approach to veggies. We want people to eat more of them, so we reserve our use of special, luxurious ingredients to dress them up. Butter to finish a steak that everyone wants to eat anyways? No. A little butter to finish perfectly cooked vegetables? YES! —What We Eat Gals

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound Green beans, stem side snipped
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup Slivered almonds
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 Lemon, zest and juice
  • Maldon salt, to taste
  1. In a large pot of salted, boiling water, boil green beans until they are crisp-tender. Drain and shock in ice water to stop the cooking process. Dry well.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. You’ll be finishing the green beans in the pan so it should large enough to accommodate all the beans. Once the butter is melted. Add in 1/3 cup slivered almonds and fry, stirring often, until they are evenly browned. Next, add in 1 minced garlic clove and let it gently cook for a minute or so. It should soften but not brown.
  3. Add in the drained and dried green beans and toss with the buttery almonds and garlic until they are well-coated and warmed through. Transfer to a serving platter and shower them with lemon zest, juice, and a generous three-finger pinch of Maldon salt. Enjoy!

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2 Reviews

Miranda S. November 21, 2023
Absolutely delicious. A perfect counterpoint to a decadent holiday meal. Buttery enough to be sumptuous, but bright and fresh enough to balance carby/buttery/heavy sides! Careful about butter and almonds. They toast super fast and can get burnt/bitter quickly. Don’t look away during that step.
Miranda S. November 21, 2023
I wish there were some comments about timing expected in each step. Because cooking this recipe moves fast!