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Green Beans

Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson
Yield 8 servings


  • 2 pounds small fresh green beans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Cook green beans with 1/2 teaspoon salt in boiling water to cover in a Dutch oven 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain again.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet; add pecans, and sauté until butter is lightly browned. Add green beans; sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon salt and pepper.

Four Seasons Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia