Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Buttered Haricots Verts

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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1/2 pound haricots verts (thin French green beans)

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a kettle of boiling salted water boil the haricots verts for 4 to 6 minutes, or until they are crisp-tender, drain them, and plunge them into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain the beans again and pat dry. The beans may be prepared up to this point 1 day in advance and kept wrapped in dampened paper towels in a plastic bag and chilled. Just before serving, in a large skillet melt the butter over moderately high heat and in it toss the haricots verts until they are heated through. Season with salt and pepper.;