Buttery toasted almonds give these green beans the crunchy show they deserve!
Juice from half a lemon
1lbfresh 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!