Green Beans Almondine
Make fresh green beans even more delicious using garlic, onions and almonds.
Put a large pot of salted water on to boil.
Fill another bowl with water and ice.
Wash and trim the ends of your green beans.
Mince the garlic and chop the onion.
Add green beans to the salted water and parboil for 3 minutes. Be sure to set a timer! Remove at the end of 3 minutes and place immediately into the ice bath. Drain when cooled completely.
Put olive oil in the pan and heat until get a sizzle when putting a drop of water in the pan.
Sauté garlic and onion in the olive oil until the onion becomes transparent.
Add the almonds(or other nuts) to the pan and cook just enough to lightly brown the nuts.
Add the margarine into the pan.
Put the parboiled green beans into the pan and mix together, just long enough to allow the green beans to warm up, but not cook much further.
This recipe works just as well with other kinds of nuts. Personally I have used pecans to rave reviews.