Simply Sauteed Green Beans

by Country Spoon

When summer starts to roll and it really rolls and so does the produce in the garden! For a quick side to any meal, try these super easy crisp green beans sauteed with lots of garlic.  This is the best fresh way to enjoy the green bean bounty without overheating the kitchen!

Simply Sauteed Green Beans:

1 medium colander of green beans – stem end removed

4 cloves of garlic – minced

1 T. butter

2 T. olive oil

1/4 c. water

1 T. fresh chives – chopped

salt

freshly cracked black pepper

 

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and olive oil until slightly bubbling. Add the minced garlic and saute for 2 minutes, stirring several times. Add the green beans and fold to coat with garlic, olive oil and butter mixture.  Cover skillet and let cook for about 2 minutes. Remove lid and stir in 1/4 c. of water and freshly chopped chives. This will de glaze the skillet and help the beans steam a little. Cover and let cook for about 3 more minutes, stirring if desired. Remove from heat and season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste.  Pour green beans onto a platter and serve immediately or at room temperate.  I like to grow colored “green” pole beans… it makes for a fun visual variation.  Although, when cooked, the purple pole beans turn green!

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