String Beans with Garlic

Total Time:
17 min
Prep:
12 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds French string beans (haricots verts), both ends removed
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Blanch the string beans in a large pot of boiling salted water for just 1 1/2 minutes. Drain immediately and immerse in a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. When they are cool, drain and set aside.

Heat the butter and olive oil in a very large saute pan over medium heat and cook the garlic for 1 to 2 minutes, tossing occasionally, until lightly browned. Add the string beans, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss together. Reheat the string beans and serve.


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I made these without the butter and with extra garlic.  Awesome!<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty.I decided to experiment and put a little of low sodium soy sauce and sauteing the beans. Turned out so delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this today to go with our Christmas dinner and it was great! Instead of blanching the green beans, I decided to steam them because I didn't want them to be too crisp. I wish I had made more because some of my guests were looking for seconds! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and fantastic taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Crispy and tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a family Christmas dinner and everyone enjoyed them. Even someone that doesn't like green beans said they loved them. Gread recipe. Light and flavorful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a great, easy recipe. I wanted a lighter, healthier side for Thanksgiving so I made Ina's string beans with garlic. Super simple, and tasty! The touch of butter alongside the olive oil made the green beans rich and tasty without weighing down the vegetables. This will be my new go to green bean recipe without a doubt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! I only had frozen french-style green beans on hand, but it still worked perfectly! Next time I'll add toasted sliced almonds...! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Embarrassed to admit I've never sauteed green beans. These were so simple, yet so delicious. Blanching/ice bath a bit of a pain but well worth it! The pork roast, applesauce and green beans are definite keepers - this meal will be made again - soon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely wonderful made these for dinner tonight great.Changed a couple of things.Blanched the green beans for about four minutes because my family doesn&amp;#39;t like them crisp,chopped the garlic because I don&amp;#39;t care for the chips.They were great. Thanks Ina for a wonderful recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely easy and delicious. My first time ever cooking fresh string beans. I sliced and added a few mushroom I had on hand, yum!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish for a family Christmas party buffet for about 100 people. It was the only thing that was gone! More than 12 people came up to me for the recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very simple and tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best way to include green beans on menu! Love them al dente - have used with garlic or shallots! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and so easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is great - I added some golden raisins when reheating - wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A delicious and very easy side dish to have with any meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ive added small sweet tomatoes while cooking garlic. It came out good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe takes just a few minutes. My daughter who has hated green beans for the past 11 years absolutely loves these. I was able to get her to try them because the house smelled like "really good, garlicky pasta". Everyone loves these. item not reviewed by moderator and published
there used to be an Ina recipe exactly like this only with shallots instead of garlic. its our favorite green beans of all time. truly delicious and super simple. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an amazing dish. I will deffinatly make it again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this as my contribution to Thanksgiving Dinner and everyone loved it. I took home an empty casserole dish. You can't go wrong with an Ina recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe was easy to follow. The garlic flavor with the buttery olive oil made the string beans tasty. My husband loved the greens....he even asked for more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoy using french string beans, and this simple recipe raised them to an entirely new level. I'd proudly serve this recipe to company. Thank you, Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading the reviews I expected this to be wonderful but I have to admit it was pretty bland. I followed the recipe exactly, so I'm not sure what went wrong, but probably won't make them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a Valentine's Day side dish and it was a complete hit. It has the perfect amount of crunch and tastes great. Definitely a keeper!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never had "french string beans" and they were great. Recipe is very easy to follow and they are quickly made. It's a keeper and will definitely make. The blanching techinque was perfect. There were not left overs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The blanching is too short, I don't like my string beans so firm that they taste raw. It's purely preference, but I'll blanch about 3-4 minutes next time. They were excellent otherwise. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick and easy way to a healthy veggie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just tried this recipe tonight and I liked it alot. I used minced garlic instead of a clove. I think I'll stick with boiling and then blanching veggies when I cook them as opposed to steaming them. Will definitely use this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These beans were cooked perfectly. I am used to just steaming them, so I thought a little greasy, but my 7 year old son cleaned up ALL the 'strays'. I will saute in a little less butter/oil next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My honey enjoyed these beans! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a breeze to make, and tasted wonderfully! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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