As part of the CookSmarts potstickers recipe, they included french beans as an easy side dish. I searched online for more french bean recipes and found this one on All Recipes. As a side dish, it’s not too bad but probably not flavourful enough for you to want to eat it on its own.
My mum recommended cutting it diagonally but I like snapping off the ends, and breaking into half at the middle because you can sometimes peel off some of the fibrous bits in the middle. It also makes a rather satisfying snap sound when you break it into half.
- 1 packet / 400g of french beans (Pluck off ends and snap in half)
- 3 tbsp butter
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: 1 tsp of lemon juice or lemon pepper
Just do it:
- Place french beans into a large pan and cover with water; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans start to soften (about 5 min).
- Drain water.
- Add butter to green beans; cook and stir until butter is melted (2 to 3 min).
- Put in minced garlic and stir until garlic is tender and fragrant (3 to 4 min). Season with (lemon) pepper and salt.
- Optional: Stir in lemon juice.
- French beans: $1.5
- Garlic, butter: from home
Wow! $1.50. This must be one of the cheapest dishes to make.
Much as legumes are not my favourite things to eat, I shall test another french beans recipe and hopefully it will be more appetising as well as healthier (AKA not require the use of butter).
Till next time,