With my garden in, now I'm dreaming of fresh produce so I thought I'd get out a recipe for green beans. While my mother-in-law hates green beans, I adore them. I personally hate all other types of beans. Ugh....I can't stand the texture in my mouth...GROSS!! I also feel the same way about pumpkin pie (although I love pumpkin flavored things).
Now I admit, I have to have mine more mushy than many people (I grew up on canned), but not so much that I can't enjoy the taste of FRESH green beans. My mother only likes canned, but I've grown to enjoy fresh alot. I just planted my seeds...come on beans!
Garlic Green Beans
Modified Fanny Farmer
1 lb green beans, cleaned, trimmed and snapped
Salt and pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder (or 1 clove fresh garlic, minced)
Steam beans, covered in a steamer basket over an inch or so of rapidly boiling water until just tender, about 10-15 minutes (go shorter if you like really hard beans). Drain, toss with butter, salt, pepper and garlic.
Makes 4 servings.