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    Green Beans To Impress

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    Lennie's Note:

    This simple dish has a lot going for it: fresh green beans, toasted nuts, and the salty goodness of fresh parmesan slivers. It's very easy, yet looks stunning with the parmesan shards -- and it will definitely impress your guests.

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    1. 1
      Top and tail the beans, but leave them whole.
    2. 2
      Bring a large pot of water to boil and, when boiling, drop beans in; cook approximately eight minutes or until beans are tender-crisp (if you like your beans to be softer, by all means cook them longer).
    3. 3
      Drain well and set aside.
    4. 4
      In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
    5. 5
      Add walnuts to pan and, stirring frequently to prevent burning, cook walnuts for 2 or 3 minutes, or until they start to turn golden and are fragrant.
    6. 6
      Add drained beans to skillet and toss gently, making sure beans get coated with butter.
    7. 7
      Heat through for one minute, stirring gently once or twice, then turn out onto a shallow serving platter.
    8. 8
      Shave or sliver parmesan so it is in shards (most box graters have a slicing side, and this works well), and place all parmesan slivers on top of beans and walnuts; serve immediately.
    9. 9
      Note: if you absolutely cannot find a cheese counter where you can buy a piece of parmesan cheese, use 1/4 cup grated, but please make sure it is freshly grated; there is a huge flavour difference between fresh and the grated stuff you can buy off the shelf.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 15, 2002


      Love the colour, love the 'nuttiness' and crunch. The shaved Parmesan is a definite for this vegetable dish. Thanks for another winner Lennie.

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    • on August 19, 2002


      Very easy to make. As Lennie said you need a GOOD hard brick parmesan cheese. I guess I used up all my good parmesan and had to go with Kraft Italian Parmesan Wedge.

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    • on October 17, 2002


      Definitely an impressive recipe! My husband (who doesn't like veggies as much as I do) loved this recipe! Thank you so much Lennie, if I could give you more than 5 stars I would!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Green Beans To Impress

    Serving Size: 1 (137 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 180.5
    Calories from Fat 129
    Total Fat 14.4 g
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    Cholesterol 21.5 mg
    Sodium 116.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    Sugars 4.0 g
    Protein 6.3 g

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