my mom’s green beans

For as long as I can remember, this is how my mom makes green beans.

Heat up some olive oil in a sauté pan. No measuring here, but maybe 2 tablespoons. Cut an onion in half and then make thin slices. Throw the onions in the pan and give them a stir so they all get coated with the oil. Cook on medium, stirring semi-frequently.

In the meantime, steam about a pound of green beans. When the green beans are steamed to your liking, throw them in with the onions. At this point your are going to add some garlic; sliced, chopped, minced. I used a garlic press and two cloves of garlic. Maybe add a little more olive oil if you think you need it. Give everything a good stir.

Turn the heat up to medium-high and season with salt and pepper. The finishing touch; freshly grated nutmeg (ground in a jar works just fine). But, this gives you an excuse to use one of these super-cute mini graters.

Give everything another good stir and let everything sizzle together for a minute or two. That’s it!

2 thoughts on “my mom’s green beans

  1. hi Sara! i’m so glad you left a comment on my blog so i could find yours! this recipe sounds delicious. i LOVE green beans so i’m going to have to try it out.

    1. yes! green bean are the best. during the holidays maybe I will post a green bean/mushroom casserole that’s to die for and is nothing like the condensed soup in a can type recipes. thanks for reading!

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