I just whipped up a batch of my favorite recipe for green beans that I have been doing for a few years and always have rave reviews from guests. It is soooo easy and quick and reheats great so you can do it even a day ahead of time. (Sorry I don't have exact measurements but I just kind of throw in and taste). I would love some more quick, easy and tasty green bean recipes if anyone has some!
Fresh green beans
whole, peeled cloves of garlic (maybe three or four per pound? I like more but I am garlic crazy)
I put my fresh green beans and garlic cloves in a large saucepan. Fill with cold water, bring to a boil and cook about 10 minutes or until green beans are tender but not overcooked. I like mine on the more crunchy side.
Drain in a colander, but don't rinse with cold water. Pick out the whole garlic cloves, through back into saucepan and mash with a fork. Add butter, let melt. Add lemon juice, salt/pepper then toss green beans back in and toss. That's it. Takes longer to cook the green beans then anything else. I swear they are a no fail recipe.