Sides

Green Beans Almondine

August 23, 2014

This is a perfect side dish to any meal and it couldn’t be any easier to make.

Blanching Green Beans

Start by adding your green beans to boiling water and blanching them until they turn bright green. They should be tender, but still have a little bite to them.

Cold Rinsing Green Beans

When the green beans are cooked perfectly, quickly take them out of the boiling water, strain, and put them into an ice water bath or rinse them under cold water. This is to stop the cooking process and to keep our green beans in perfect form.

Add Butter to Pan

Add butter to a medium sauté pan on low heat.

Add Butter to Pan

Mix in green beans, salt & pepper, and a little water.

Toss the Grean Beans in Butter

Warm the green beans, giving them a few tosses to evenly coat them in butter.

Warm Butter in Small Pan

In a different small sauté pan on medium heat add the rest of the butter until in is lightly browned and then add your sliced almonds.

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Toast the almonds until they turn a light golden brown.

Warm Butter in Small Pan

Place the buttered green beans on a serving dish and generously top them with the toasted almonds and brown butter.

GREEN BEANS ALMONDINE

And there you have it. An easy and delicious dish to share with your friends and family. Enjoy!!

Green Beans Almondine

Ingredients

  • 2-3 bunches of greens beans
  • 5-6 tbsp butter
  • 3-4 tbsp sliced almonds
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Fill a medium stock pot with water and bring to a rolling boil. Add two generous pinches of salt to the water.
  2. Clean and cut the stems off of the green beans and add them to the boiling water. Blanche them for approximately 3-5 minutes until they turn bright green and tender. They should still have a little bite to them. Quickly take them out of the boiling water, strain, and put them into an ice-water bath or rinse them under cold water until they’re completely cooled down.
  3. In a medium sauté pan on low heat add the butter, green beans, salt & pepper, and a little water.
  4. Warm the green beans until they’re coated with the butter. In a different small sauté pan on medium heat add the rest of the butter until in is lightly browned. Quickly add the almonds while mixing with a spoon so that the almonds on the outer edge don’t burn. Toast the almonds until they turn a light golden brown.
  5. Put the buttered green beans into a serving dish and generously top them with the toasted almonds and brown butter.
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Tools Used

| Top Left: All-Clad Small Saute Pan | Top Right: All-Clad Medium Saute Pan | Bottom Left: All-Clad Stock Pot | Bottom Right: All-Clad Strainer 
 

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