Side dishes

Green Beans with Almonds – green beans with a flare

Adding toasted almonds to green beans give them a special flare. The precooking of the beans also helps timing a meal by reducing one thing that needs to be done simultaneously.

Cook green beans in boiling water until just tender. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Toast sliced almonds in a skillet over medium heat stirring frequently. Watch for them to slightly brown and you will become aware of the roasted scent. Be careful – they will go from nicely brown to burned in seconds once they reach the browned state.

When the rest of the meal is ready add the drained beans to the skillet along with a small amount of olive oil and toss until the beans are warm again and serve. The flavor and texture of the almonds add a delightful touch to the beans.

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