Add rich, nutty flavor to green beans by topping the steamed beans with a mixture of browned butter and toasted almonds.

Sara Quessenberry
Recipe by Real Simple May 2007

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Credit: Quentin Bacon

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Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until just tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl.Meanwhile, brown the butter: Melt the butter in a skillet or small saucepan over medium heat. Swirl or stir the butter with a wooden spoon as it starts to foam and sputter. Remove the butter from the heat as soon as it begins to turn golden brown and smells nutty, about 1 minute.. Add the lemon juice, almonds, and salt. Swirl skillet over heat for 30 seconds more to toast the almonds. Spoon the mixture over the green beans.

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Nutrition Facts

189 calories; calories from fat 76%; fat 16g; saturated fat 8g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 126mg; carbohydrates 10g; fiber 5g; sugars 2g; protein 4g.
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