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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.

Carolyn Norman, Old Hickory, Tennessee
Recipe by Southern Living August 2007

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Credit: Jennifer Davick

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
7 mins
total:
17 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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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