Green Beans in Shallot Butter

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  • Really, is there anything better? I can eat green beans in shallot butter like they’re candy, and to those who knew me growing up, that would be a shock. Fresh green beans are not only easy to prepare, but they’re so pretty. I love a plate with presence. You know, the kind at a restaurant that has others looking over like “I’ll have what she’s having”. Well I’ll have green beans in shallot butter any day of the week, especially since it’s one of the few veggies I crave.

    Easy green beans in shallot butter sauce

    I use kitchen scissors to quickly trim green beans, it’s far better than snapping green beans like I did with my Grandma for so many years, though I wouldn’t change that time with her for anything. I line up the stemmed edge in a bunch to trim them at once. The smaller tip of the bean is personal preference whether you like to trim it or not, I do to keep it consistent  for aesthetics. You know, because everyone judges the green beans before you eat them. I might be a little more type A than I previously thought.

    Easy green beans in shallot butter sauce

    Place clean green beans in a saucepan and cover with 1 c water. Bring to a boil over medium heat {about 5 minutes}.

    How to cook fresh green beans

    Pour green beans over a strainer filled with ice. Meanwhile, melt butter and sauté shallot. Return green beans to the pan, toss and serve.

    How to cook fresh green beans

    Easy green beans in shallot butter sauce

    Green Beans in Shallot Butter

    Prep Time 2 minutes
    Cook Time 8 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes
    Servings 4

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb green beans
    • 3 Tbsp butter
    • 1 shallot finely chopped
    • fresh cracked pepper

    Instructions

    1. Place clean, trimmed green beans in a saucepan and cover with 1 c water.
    2. Bring to a boil over medium heat {about 5 minutes}.
    3. Pour green beans over a strainer filled with ice.
    4. Meanwhile, melt butter and sauté shallot for 3 minutes. Return green beans to the pan, toss and serve.

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    Easy green beans in shallot butter sauce

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