String Beans w/ Garlic

Posted by on Jul 17, 2010 | 2 comments

butter, ghee, or coconut oil
2 large garlic cloves, minced
string beans, ends trimmed
pure salt & pepper to taste

  • Blanch the string beans in salted, boiling water for 1 to 2 mins.
  • Run under cold water & drain.
  • Saute garlic in butter or oil for about 2 mins
  • Toss in string beans, salt & pepper & saute about 5 minutes – or until done to your liking.

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SIDE NOTES:

~ I don’t think a vegetable exists that wouldn’t taste great just tossed in a pan with a little butter & garlic. So simple, so good. I like them bright green & crisp, so limit the cook time to about 5 mins.

 For those with various food restrictions, this recipe falls into the following categories:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Raw

If eating dairy free, use coconut oil instead of butter.

~ So many herbs & spices you could add to this, depending on what you’re in the mood for…..crushed red pepper, fresh basil, a squeeze of lemon juice……

~ I was surprised though, that my deep purple beans did not retain their color after cooking. I can tell which ones they were, as they ended up a darker green that the others. I did not know that pretty color was a temporary phenomenon!


  • Just Ed

    You bet.  Butter Garlic Salt Pepper – must be what our taste buds were meant for.  I can Roma green beans… They loose a lot in the pressure cooker, but a dish of those warmed in an iron skillet with butter and garlic served at a holiday gathering is devoured with rewarding glances of contentment from all.  It makes winter eating actually something to look forward to.
    Diane, your food ideas here are terrific.  Thanks.  Ed

    • http://www.realfoodtastesgood.com Diane

      Great canning idea. You are an inspiring family – Every one of you! =)