Friday, January 1, 2010

Green Beans sauteed in White Wine & Garlic

The first time I had this dish was the first time I met K's family over four years ago. It immediately turned into my favorite side dish! it's very, very simple but has a rich and beautiful taste.

Here's the recipe:
3/4-1lb fresh green beans
2-4 TBS butter
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4c White cooking wine
salt and pepper to taste

Start by washing the green beans and snapping off the ends

Melt the butter in a sauce pan on med heat. You can use more or less butter depending on your preference and the amount of green beans you are using. Add the garlic and saute for a minute or so stirring constantly. Garlic can burn quickly so keep an eye on it.

Add the green beans and saute them for 2-3min stirring constantly. Then add the white cooking wine and cook for several minutes until the wine has completely burned off, the garlic may start to brown a little so again be careful not to let it burn.

Transfer the green beans to a dish and enjoy a rich and delicious side dish that is ready in minutes, but will impress any guest.



Trent and Nicole said...

Your site lacks one essential element. You need the little tab at the bottom of each post so I can easily email some of your recipes to myself and family. I want to try the green beans and the macaroni cheese and that chocolate cake. Dang that all looks so good.

Bekah and Kyle said...

That's a great idea... is is possible? Is it a gadget we could add?

Johnno said...

Love beans done like this, but I add before the beans a couple of skinned and seeded then torn tomatoes. Looks and tastes even better.