The Simple Recipe for Taking Green Beans from Blah to Brilliant
Admittedly, vegetables are not the most exciting guests at the Thanksgiving party. When the table is laden with succulent turkey and creamy mashed potatoes, green beans don’t sound like the most appetizing dish to devour — unless they’re prepared simply and scrumptiously. Enter these crunchy, buttery green beans, which come together in a three-step process (don’t worry, an easy three steps).
First, toss the beans into boiling water for four to five minutes to tenderize and cook them. This process also infuses them with moisture so that each bite is juicy. Next, give them a quick bath in ice water, which preserves their bright green color and crisp-tender texture. Pat the beans dry, then sauté them in butter, salt, and pepper to give them a shiny, flavorful coat. Serve these on Turkey Day (or with any big meal), and you’ll be very happy to have something green and tasty to munch on between bites of carbs.
(Photos and recipe via Sara Cagle/Brit + Co)