1poundfresh green beanstrimmed (see post for tips)
oilolive or coconut are my favorite choices
1-2aromaticssee below for inspiration
1-2tastemakerssee below for inspiration
Cook the beans: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season well with salt. Cook the beans for 5 minutes, then start checking them for done-ness. They should be tender but still crisp, without squeaking between your teeth when you chew them.
Drain and chill: Drain the beans, then immediately rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process.
Sauté with aromatics: Place the oil in the pot and heat over medium heat. Add your aromatics and sauté until fragrant and softened. Add the green beans and sauté just until heated.
Add some extra taste: Stir in tastemakers like browned butter and mustard, sprinkle on toppings like chopped nuts. Serve right away for maxed out taste!