Green Beans Amandine



Use a light-colored traditional skillet instead of a darker non-stick skillet for this recipe to easily monitor the butter's browning.


Serves 8

1/3       cup sliced almonds

3          tablespoons unsalted butter , cut into pieces

2          teaspoons lemon juice

2          pounds green beans , stem ends trimmed

1/2       cup water



1. Toast almonds in large skillet over medium-low heat, stirring often, until just golden, about 6 minutes. Add butter and cook, stirring constantly, until butter is golden brown and has nutty aroma, about 3 minutes. Transfer almond mixture to bowl and stir in lemon juice.


2. Add beans, water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to empty skillet. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until beans are nearly tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove lid and cook over medium-high heat until liquid evaporates, 3 to 5 minutes. Off heat, add reserved almond mixture to skillet and toss to combine. Season with salt. Serve.