Haricots verts, tiny French green beans, may be found in the produce section of large supermarkets or gourmet markets.
Cook beans in boiling salted water 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat until hot; add almonds, and sauté 2 minutes or until golden.
Add beans to skillet; sauté 2 minutes. Sprinkle beans with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.