Side Dishes & Salads

Garlic Butter Sautéed Green Beans



First, a big shout out to my friend Melissa and her awesome husband Matt (who is an incredible cook) who served me this dish (or something very similar) at a dinner party last month.  I gorged myself on a ridiculous amount of it, and then asked Matt how he made it, and he was kind enough to tell me.

I was a few glasses of wine in when he told me, but I think I got it down pretty good.  Either way, I got the general gist of things and it is amazing.  I’ve made this twice since the dinner party and it is quickly becoming a family favorite.

Healthy? Not so much.  This recipe is loaded with butter and garlic and salt.  But it is so, so, so, so yummy.  The perfect veggie side when you want to be bad. 😉

Enjoy!

Ingredients:(serves 4)
1 lb fresh green beans (strings and ends removed)
3 tablespoons of butter
1 head of garlic, finely minced (Yes an entire head of minced fresh garlic)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions:
Heat a large pan with water and bring to a boil.  Add the green beans and blanche for 2 minutes.  Remove from the water and set aside.

In the same pan, melt your butter and add the garlic.  Cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes until garlic is no longer raw and doesn’t have that “bite.”  Make sure to cook on low so garlic doesn’t brown/burn. 

Add green beans and salt/pepper and cook for a few more minutes until green beans are cooked to your liking. Serve and enjoy!

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