Sauteed String Beans with Garlic

Although this is barely a recipe, it can be construed as a damn good feast all by its lonesome.  String beans honestly don’t need a whole lot of dressing up in order to be brilliant, and this recipe is the perfect proof of that.  Garlic, butter and olive oil form a dressing for the tender crisp beans, showcasing their sweetness.  Why mess with perfection?

If you like a little bit of added texture, feel free to toss in a smattering of slivered almonds.  Or add dried cherries or cranberries for tartness.  Whatever you choose to do, make it your own and don’t expend a lot of effort.  The green beans are the stars of the show here.

Sauteed String Beans with Garlic

1 lb. of string beans, stem ends removed
2 tbs. of butter
2 tbs. of olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, minced
kosher salt and cracked pepper

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Toss the string beans into the water and allow to cook for a mere 30 seconds.  Drain string beans and set aside.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on high.  Add the butter and string beans and toss to combine.  Add the garlic and barely cook for about a minute.  Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.