Cook 1 pound trimmed, halved green beans in salted boiling water until tender, 3 minutes. Drain; rinse under cold water. Saute 1/4 cup sliced almonds in butter in a skillet over medium heat until golden, 2 minutes; add a pinch of nutmeg. Stir in the beans and 2 tablespoons water; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until warmed through, 2 minutes.