Give three cheers for this bright and refreshing side dish of sautéed green beans that can be on your dinner table in less than 6 minutes. For a side dish that is family friendly, company worth, and just darn delicious these green beans are one of our favorites.
Sautéed green beans are a wonderful accompaniment to just about any pork, poultry or fish main course. In addition to their versatility, green beans are readily available particularly in summer and fall. In addition to how easy this side dish is to make, you and your family will get a vitamin rich side dish. I like to pair this dish with my Oven Baked Salmon recipe for a fiercely nutrient rich dinner.
I love the crispy-tenderness and bright taste of both the green beans and almonds (if using). The browned butter add this rich, savory taste to the green beans.
Not only are green beans a satisfying, crunchy, low-calorie food but also they provide many key nutrients. Green beans pack a powerhouse of nutrients like most green vegetables including a good source of vitamins C and K, fiber, and folate.
Sautéed Green Beans with Brown Butter
- Kosher salt
- 1 lb green beans, ends trimmed
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup slivered almonds optional
- In a large saucepan over high heat, add 10 cups water and heat until boiling. Add 2 tsp salt and green beans, return to boiling. Cook, 6 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Drain.
- Season beans to taste with salt and pepper; toss with tongs to combine. Using the tongs, transfer beans to a serving dish.
- Meanwhile, in small heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-heat, add butter and cook, swirling saucepan frequently, 4 minutes or until butter turns deep brown and becomes fragrant, Add almonds, if using, and cook, stirring, about 1 minute or until fragrant. Pour mixture over beans. Serve.
In step 1, reduce the boiling time to 3 to 4 minutes. Drain beans and quickly transfer to a bowl of ice water. When beans are cool, drain and pat dry with paper towels. Beans can be refrigerated in an airtight container or bag up to 3 days. When ready to serve, in a large skillet over high heat, add beans and 1/4 cup. Cook, stirring, 2 minutes or until beans warmed through. Continue with steps 2 and 3.