What to do with a few LARGE handfuls of fresh green beans? We love this easy way to prepare them. I especially love that I don't need to snap them. I just snip the ends! We like them fairly tender, probably to the point that some feel they're overcooked. :) Check them every few minutes to see if they're at the point YOU like them. If you LOVE garlic, go ahead and throw in a few more cloves. Mmmmmm!
Garlic Green Beans
A couple of good handfuls of fresh green beans
a few tablespoonfuls of olive oil
2-4 cloves of garlic, sliced or minced
salt & pepper
Heat oil in large skillet. Add garlic and saute' just a minute to flavor the oil. Add green beans and cook over medium-medium high heat stirring occasionally to keep garlic and beans from burning. If you'd like the beans to be very tender, put a lid on your pan & they'll soften up faster. After about 10 minutes, test to see if the beans are done to your liking. If not - continue cooking until they are. If so - serve them up hot!
I can't wait until our garden is producing! The green beans I used tonight came in our Bountiful Basket food co-op order Saturday. They were good.... but nothing beats freshly picked and cooked within minutes!