Saturday, September 11, 2010

Green Beans Almondine (La Madeleine Style)

Fresh tender green beans - 25, ends trimmed
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 2 pods, finely chopped
Slivered Almonds - 1 tbsp
Roma Tomato - 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Lemon Juice - 1/4th lemon
Salt and Pepper

Boil water in a big pan, toss the beans in the boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain water and immediately run the beans under cold water. Set aside.

Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet, fry the garlic for a minute. Add the beans, salt and pepper and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes, tossing continuously. Add the slivered almonds, chopped tomatoes, toss well and remove from heat. Add lemon juice and serve hot.

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