Green Beans and Garlic
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 4
Green Beans sauteed with garlic are an easy and flavorful side dish to serve with a variety of entrees.
  • 1 pound of small green beans
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 -3 tablespoons olive oil or a combination of olive oil and butter
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  1. If you are using fresh green beans, you will need to trim the ends and remove any 'strings".
  2. Next blanch the green beans as described in step three.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil then submerge the beans in the water for 2-3 minutes. Remove the beans from the hot water and immediately immerse in cold water to stop cooking process. If you are using frozen green beans, skip this step because they were already blanched prior to freezing.
  4. Heat oil or oi/butter combination in a skillet and add garlic.
  5. Saute garlic for 2 minutes until it becomes soft but not browned.
  6. Add green beans to the pan with the garlic and stir fry until beans are tender. This takes about 5 - 10 minutes depending on how tender you want the beans. We like our beans crisp tender.
  7. Add Salt and Pepper to taste.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at