Sitting under the sun in a little corner of my garden is the saddest looking green bean plant in the world. The Charlie Brown of green bean plants, if you will. Every morning, my daughter runs out to see if it’s grown and every morning it looks like it needs Prozac and a drink! I don’t know if it’ll make it but it I’m pulling for it. Go Charlie Go! In the meantime, I found some amazing looking early green beans at the market and was so excited that I immediately threw them in a pan.
This is an easy and simple recipe that we use all of the time. A family favorite, garlicky green beans are a delicious mouthwatering side — perfect for any meal. Cheers!
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 4 large cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound green beans
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- In a large sautepan over medium-low heat, heat oil. Add garlic and saute for 3 minutes.
- Increase heat to medium-high, add green beans, salt and saute until bright green, about 2 minutes. Add water, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Remove cover and cook until water evaporates. Add butter and stir until melted. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
by Meredith Steele