Handsome introduced me to these delicious garlicky greens when we were in Gabon and we cook them up about once a week. They go with anything, they jazz up plain rice, are fantastic with a beef stew, I love them with chicken and they are unbelievable with mashed potatoes. You can have a healthy version by leaving out the butter and just using olive oil, but to be honest, butter salt and garlic are an unbelievable combination, so maybe just have them as a treat! They are almost as good just with olive oil and you can add as much or as little as you like. I prefer frozen fine green beans for this, they cook quickly and they are better than fresh. They are also great hot or cold the next day…
1 lb frozen finest whole green beans available
2 cloves minced fresh garlic cloves
1 teaspoon salted butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
Big pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Place all ingredients in a large frying pan with lid.
- Heat pan to high and keep lid closed, but stir frequently (the beans will steam in their own released water).
- When the beans are cooked (try one!), which is usually about 5 minutes, remove the lid and cook for a further 5 minutes until all beans develop a nutty brown color in parts and they are fragrant with the cooked garlic.