String Beans with Garlic

So I made these beans tonight and Jacob and Zach said they were the best beans they ever had.

From the Barefoot Contessa
1 1/2 pounds French string beans, both ends removed (I bought mine at Walmart in a little bag)
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon good olive oil
2 to 3 garlic cloves, sliced
Freshly ground black pepper

Blanch the string beans in a large pot of boiling salted water for just 1 1/2 minutes. Drain immediately and immerse in a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. When they are cool, drain and set aside.

Heat the butter and olive oil in a very large saute pan over medium heat and cook the garlic for 1 to 2 minutes, tossing occasionally, until lightly browned. Add the string beans, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss together. Reheat the string beans and serve.


Christie said...

I made something similar this summer with garden beans with the addition of fresh chives and parsley.. they were delish.

Anonymous said...

I would love to try this one. It really sounds delicious. I hope there is a photo of the recipe.
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