Friday, March 11, 2011
*Green Beans Almondine* (GF)
DELUXE GREEN BEANS ALMONDINE
A wonderful method to ensure these turn out just perfect each time!
1 lb fresh green beans (0.454 kg)
3 tbsp butter (45 mL)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
1/3 cup slivered almonds, (75 mL)
Cut green bean ends off, where necessary, and cut in half. Rinse in colander. Bring water (enough to cover beans) in large saucepan to boil, add beans and bring to boil again. Pour beans into colander and rinse with very cold water. This blanching of the green beans may be done earlier in the day.
In large electric frying pan or skillet, melt butter and add garlic. Stir-fry garlic briefly until just beginning to turn color. Add beans. Sprinkle with salt and stir-fry 10 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Add toasted almonds. Stir-fry briefly.
Helpful Hint: To toast almonds, add to dry nonstick frying pan on medium heat. Stir-fry until slightly brown.