I'm a HUGE fan of green beans. I love them. I grew up having green beans as a side dish a lot. My mom used canned beans, then fresh....whatever she had.
I prefer fresh now, because you can make it taste like anything you want it to taste.
2 TBSP olive oil
1/2 Cup white or yellow onion, halved and sliced
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, grated (on a rasp)
1 1/2lbs. fresh string beans, sliced into thirds
1 C. chicken stock
Lemon wedge for spritzing
|Prepare your veggies first.|
Cut off the stems.
|Rinse and wash.|
|Cut onions, halved and sliced|
|In a Saute pan, with straight sides or a medium pot, add the olive oil and raise the heat to Medium high.|
Add the onions and season with a pinch of salt and a grind or 2 of black pepper.
|Cook the onions, stirring and moving around, until tender and translucent, about 4 minutes. |
Add the garlic and LOWER the heat. Continue cooking for about 2 min.
ADD the string beans and season with salt and pepper. Stir to Coat.
|Then, add the chicken stock.|
|Raise the heat to a simmer and cover.|
Cook until the green beans are very tender, about 25 minutes.