Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and Walnuts

Fresh green beans are so delicious!  Once you’ve had them, it’s hard to go back to canned green beans – and certainly not store-bought ones!  The trick is boiling them for a few minutes, and then giving them an icy cold bath (also called “blanching”) to keep them from continuing to cook.

Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and Walnuts:

  • 1 pound of farm-fresh green beans
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup of walnuts, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Boil water in a heavy saucepan.  Add green beans and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Drain beans in a colander and place the colander in a large bowl that has been filled with ice and cold water.  Be sure that all green beans begin to cool down immediately.

Heat olive oil a skillet over medium high heat.  Add garlic and saute till slightly brown.  Add green beans and walnuts and continue cooking until beans are warm and crisp – 5-7 minutes.  Salt and pepper to taste.

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