Buttery garlic green beans

    20 min

    Quick and easy fresh green beans are pan-fried in garlic butter for a simple side dish for fish or chops.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 450g fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped in half
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 pinches lemon pepper
    • salt to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Place green beans into a large pan and cover with water; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans start to soften, about 5 minutes. Drain water. Add butter to green beans; cook and stir until butter is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
    2. Cook and stir garlic with green beans until garlic is tender and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with lemon pepper and salt.

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    This is one of my most favorite ways to make green beans. I like to add a little finely minced onion to the skillet with the garlic as well. I usually double this recipe because my family inhales it.  -  15 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great base recipe for fresh green beans; the simmer, drain, saute method helps maintain crispness and color. Started garlic in the butter before adding beans back in. Subbed fresh cracked black pepper and juice of one small lemon at the end instead of dry mix, and it was phenomenal!  -  08 Feb 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Use real garlic -- dry, minced garlic didn't do anything for the green beans.  -  25 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)