It's even better that I have them growing in my little backyard garden as well. The green beans from my garden are crisp and sweet. When I am picking them I find it hard to resist popping one or two into my mouth. They are just so good!
Fresh Green Beans with Onions and Garlic
|Delicious Green Beans with Onions and Garlic|
I like to blanch green beans for a couple of minutes first, cool them off in a water-bath and drain them before finishing them in a frying pan. With this technique, you preserve the bright green color, fresh flavor, and crunch. Your family will find it hard to resist these delicious vegetables.
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- four generous handfuls of fresh green beans, stem end trimmed
- 1 small red onion, sliced thinly
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Fill a medium saucepan with water. Bring the water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for 2 minutes. While the beans are cooking, fill a bowl with ice and water making an ice bath. Drain the beans and place them all at once into the ice bath. Cool the beans. Drain them and set aside.
|Cool Beans in an Ice Bath|
Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
Add the beans and toss with the onions to distribute the oil and garlic.
|Toss Beans and Onions Together|
Cook for 3-5 minutes until the beans are cooked but are still crisp. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper, as needed. Serve hot.
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