Green Beans Tossed in Browned Butter
- 1 1/2 pounds string beans, stems trimmed
- 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
Fill a large pot with 2-inches of water and place a steamer inside. Bring water to a boil. Add string beans and cover for 5 minutes, or until beans are cooked throughout but still crisp to the bite. If you don't have a steamer, toss beans in a large pot of boiling water for 4 minutes.
Thoroughly drain water then return beans to the emptied pot. Let beans sit, uncovered, for 2 minutes so that any water coating them has evaporated. Pour out any accumulated water.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 3 minutes, or until melted butter has turned golden brown (this adds a slightly nutty flavor). Remove from heat and add lemon juice and beans and toss thoroughly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss again.
Recipe courtesy Bob Blumer
Recipe courtesy of Claire Robinson