We received the first picking of green beans in our CSA basket last week! They were slender, blemish free and almost velvety. I am not very creative cooking green beans, usually just steaming them and drizzling with a little butter. However, in our newspaper last week I was intrigued when I saw this recipe. The only change I made was to add garlic.
Wash and trip stem ends of green beans.
Heat 1 T. olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add 4 c. beans, cover and cook for about 8-10 minutes. (we like our beans still a bit crunchy) Stir several times and reduce heat if they are browning too quickly. Sprinkle with 2 T. grated Parmesan cheese, one clove minced garlic, salt and freshly ground pepper.
Continue cooking for a few more minutes, stirring several times, until the cheese starts to brown.
This made the perfect accompaniment with new parsley potatoes and grilled beef filet! Click here for potato instructions.
This method of cooking fresh beans have taken that simple vegetable to a whole new level! The flavor was fantastic and the slightly browned cheese added some salty crispiness.
I am anxiously awaiting my next CSA…more green beans please!!
And…more new potatoes!!