Looking for some other cool recipes for St Patricks Day Party? I’ve got some, try here: green food recipes.
This recipe is one of the simplest ways of cooking green beans: just boil them, then drain and fry until ready; and then you have nutritious side dish which will be nice addition to your main dish course.
Preparation of this dish takes less than 20 mins and can be split in 2 parts to help you save some time: boil beans in advance and them fry right before serving to keep them warm and fresh.
Fried green beans go well with fried or grilled meats: steaks, cutlets, schnitzels, chops, etc. However they can be also served as separate no-meat dish.
- 1lb of fresh green beans
- 1-2 tbsps of butter
- Salt to taste
How to prepare, step-by-step:
- Prepare ingredients: it is better to take french beans, they are more tender; but you can also use other types, just adjust boiling time:
- Fill big cooking pot with water, salt to taste and bring to boil. Remove stems from green beans (mine were sold already cleaned, so I skipped this part); put beans into moderate boiling water and cook for about 3-5 mins. Depends of the quality beans you may need to boil them more or less (french green beans usually require 3 mins, extra thin beans may need 2 or even 1 minute – so taste beans from time to time – it should be not too soft and even crispy when you bite it:
- When beans are ready, drain them with colander:
- Put beans back to the cooking pot and fill it with cold water, and let them cool down:
- Drain beans once more (at this point you can put them to the fridge to continue cooking later, so they always fresh when you serve them):
- Warm up skillet over medium heat with 1-2 table spoons of butter; let butter melt, if it starts burning reduce heat:
- Add green beans to the skillet and fry for about 5-8 mins mixing occasionally:
- Serve green beans warm or cooled till room temperature with your choice of main dish: