Start with 12 ounces fresh green beans. Wash beans and remove ends and strings. Leave beans whole, or cut them into 1-inch pieces (makes 2-1/2 cups), or slice them lengthwise for French-cut beans.
How to Cook Green Beans on the Stove
Cook green beans, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water until crisp-tender:
- 10 to 15 minutes for whole or cut green beans
- 5 to 10 minutes for French-cut green beans
How to Cook Green Beans in the Microwave
Place green beans in a casserole dish with 2 tablespoons water. Microwave, covered, on 100 percent power (high) until crisp-tender, stirring once:
- 8 to 12 minutes for whole or cut green beans
- 7 to 10 minutes for French-cut green beans
How to Steam Green Beans
In a steamer cook whole, cut, or French-cut green beans, covered, for 18 to 22 minutes or until crisp-tender.
How to Saute Green Beans
Step 1: Blanch green beans
Bring a large saucepan of water to boiling. Add 1 tablespoon salt and the green beans. Cook beans for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain beans and immediately plunge them into ice water. Let the beans sit in ice water for 3 minutes or until cool. Drain well and set aside.
Step 2: Saute green beans
In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add beans. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through. Season with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Remove from heat.
So how do you fix green beans? Include hints and recipes that would be great. Till next time, this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa