CSA Week 8: Green Beans Almondine
Is it almondine or amandine? I am never sure.
Either way, I am so convinced that this is the only good way to eat green beans. Lightly steamed and combined with toasty almonds and brown butter? Heck yes!
Start by trimming and cutting the green beans into 2″ pieces.
As the beans cook, toast the slivered almonds in butter. I used salted butter, because who wants to be persnickety with a quickie side dish? The butter got nice and foamy…and it browned along with the nuts! So delicious.
Green Beans Almondine
lightly adapted from Taste of Home
1 lb. green beans, trimmed and cut into 2″ segments
½ cup water
½ cup slivered almonds
2 tbsp. butter
splash of lemon juice
Place the green beans in a large saucepan with the water. Cover and cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, toast the almonds in the butter over low heat, stirring constantly. When the almonds turn brown, immediately remove them from the heat.
Uncover the beans and stir in the almonds and lemon juice. Toss well to combine.