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Classic Green Bean Almondine

Classic Green Bean AlmondineLast year for Thanksgiving, I made a from-scratch version of everyone’s favorite green bean casserole.  This year, a few of you requested a classic Green Bean Almondine recipe, which I thought was a fantastic idea because it’s much easier, a whole lot faster, and is cooked on the stove top!

This veggie dish certainly doesn’t have to be limited to a holiday side.  It is a great option any time you can find fresh green beans!  I particularly love it because of the butter and the crunchy, lightly toasted almonds.  To keep them crunchy, make sure you toss them with the bean JUST before serving.

Did I mention you only need to dirty one dish?  I just sold you, didn’t I?  ;)

Classic Green Bean Almondine

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Classic Green Bean Almondine

Buttery toasted almonds give these green beans the crunchy show they deserve!

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb fresh green beans, overgrown stems snapped off, washed

In a 10- or 12-inch skillet, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the almonds and cook until lightly golden, stirring often. Remove from the heat and add lemon juice. Transfer the almonds to a small bowl, making sure to scrape out the butter with it.

Wipe the skillet clean then pour in about 1/2-inch deep of water. Bring water to a boil over medium high heat. Add the green beans and sprinkle with salt. Bring back to a boil, then cover the skillet with lid, leaving a slight crack to vent. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until the beans are tender crisp. You can test their doneness by poking the beans with a fork.

Drain the beans, then toss with the butter almond mixture right before serving. Transfer to a serving platter and enjoy!

Source: Adapted from Lynda's Recipe Box

http://www.seededatthetable.com/2012/11/16/classic-green-bean-almondine/

 

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Comments

  1. Smoooooooothies!!

  2. Sounds about perfect for a lazy cook like me. I actually have green beans already as well!

  3. A classic dish and yours is awesome!!

  4. This is officially on my Thanksgiving menu this year! Thanks for the recipe…

    -m

  5. We’re making our Christmas dinner right now and I’d bought green beans without any idea of what to do with them – I’m making this! Perfection! I love that it only dirties one pot and doesn’t require the oven. Thanks!

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