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Brown Butter Green Beans

Browning butter is a French technique that gives butter a rich and nutty flavor. We've simplified this process by preparing it in the microwave.

Southern Living AUGUST 2007

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Cook time:7 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 small sweet onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper

Preparation

1. Microwave butter in a 2-cup glass measuring cup at HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until butter is brown. Remove from microwave, and immediately add minced garlic.

2. Place green beans, onion, and 3 Tbsp. water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap, folding back a small edge to allow steam to escape.

3. Microwave at HIGH 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender; drain. Toss together hot beans and sliced onion, brown butter mixture, and salt; sprinkle with cracked pepper.

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