Friday’s Yummy – Garlic Green Beans

I hope Kathy sees this post after her post earlier this week about being gluten free. I think this would be something she and her husband might enjoy.

20120903_174536I love green beans. Seriously, it’s one of the things I hope to grow in my someday to be garden.  I also love garlic – likely more than any person actually should love garlic. One day a few years ago, I had some green beans in the fridge that weren’t so crisp but that I wanted to eat. I came up with the following:

Here’s what you need:

  • Green beans (a good sized handful per person you’re making them for)
  • Garlic cloves to suit your personal taste (I use 4-5)
  • Salt (Optional)
  • Cooking Spray (I like the Olive Oil one for this)
  • Balsamic Vinegar or Ken’s Italian Dressing (I use this cause it’s what I had on hand and Frank doesn’t like balsamic vinegar)

Here’s what you do:

  1. Coarsely chop garlic. Snip ends off beans and cut to the size you’d like. I leave mine long.
  2. Heat frying pan on medium heat and spray it with cooking spray
  3. Toss garlic in with some salt and brown most of it. Some of the bigger chunks won’t be brown, that’s ok.
  4. Put green beans in pan and cook til bright green.
  5. Drizzle vinegar or dressing over it (about 2 TBSP) over green beans and reduce to low to medium heat.
  6. Cook til they’re as done as you like them. I like mine barely cooked so this takes no time.

I like to serve these up with lots of the little garlic bits. You can serve them as you see fit.

Let me know what you think.


About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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5 Responses to Friday’s Yummy – Garlic Green Beans

  1. kathy says:

    I LOVE garlic… But dislike greens. However, I feel if saturated with enough garlic, maybe I couldn’t taste the beans? I am always trying to eat better so I will have to give it a shot! I’ll keep you updated.

  2. Autumn says:

    I love garlic too. This sounds like it’ll be something I must try immediately.

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