green beans coated with garlic make a delicious side
pound fresh green beans, stems removed
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
a large pot of water to boil. Add green beans and
salt. Boil just until beans are al dente, testing
after 10 minutes (it can take up to 10 minutes longer,
depending on the beans); drain and plunge into ice
water to stop cooking. Chill until ready to use.
At serving time, add olive oil to the drained
pot and place over medium high heat. Lightly sprinkle
bottom of pot with salt, if desired, and freshly
ground black pepper and add the minced garlic.
Stir for about 1 minute, until garlic is fragrant.
Add the chilled green beans; stir well to coat
with oil and garlic; cover for two or three minutes
so beans will heat through. Stir and test to be
sure beans are warm all the way through.