By Rita~ on January 05, 2005
Photo by NcMysteryShopper
Photo by NcMysteryShopper
"This side or I would eat this as a snack. It has a garlicy, crisp, squeaky bite to it! Tossed with almonds. Use tender, young, thin beans."
Serving Size: 1 (135 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Very good. I used frozen green beans."
"This is an excellent recipe. I plan to use it a lot. It is simple and delicious."
"this is a great quick side, easy to make while your main dish is in the oven or on the grill. just be careful not to burn the garlic or it will be bitter! ive also used wine when i don't have broth if i want a little more flavor than water. Tastes great! And don't skip the almonds! I now buy slivered almonds just for this recipe but have found in a pinch crushing up some whole almonds works ok too."
"Simple combination, but works really well together. I cut the oil back to a half tablespoon and omitted the liquid. I loved how garlic-y these were!"
"I loved this recipe! I actually didn't use haricot verts as my grocery store didn't have them so I just used regular green beans. I will be making this again and again! Thanks for posting. Made for the casual Veg N swap tag for December 2011."
"Great recipe. I had 8 ounces of Hericot Verts on hand so I only added about a tablespoon of water at the end -- it was not watery at all. Seasoning with course sea salt is a must. Overall, very simple, healthy and delicious!"
"This is so delicious, even without almonds! (Never tried it with almonds because I didn't have any on hand). Have made it about 3 times now and it makes a great side dish. Microwaved the beans for 2 minutes instead of 4 and have used garlic powder in the past, when I had no minced garlic on hand. Now I just buy a jar of minced garlic - makes things so much easier. I use about 1/4 chicken broth - it makes a difference. Water doesn't seem to bring out the flavor as well in this dish. I have chopped up scallions before and thrown it in and have put in some diced caramelized onions for added flavor. Very good and highly recommended! It's the only way I make french green beans!"
"Yum!! I loved the almonds in this! Thanks."
"Huge hit with everyone! I used fresh green beans (didn't french them, not enough time), and used water instead of broth, but I'll try broth next time. I scorched my almonds the first go-round, so started over, and now I know to keep the heat a bit lower and really keep them moving! Thanks for a great green bean recipe!"
"Awesome! The only thing I did differently was I did not microwave them. I just added a little more chicken broth and cooked them a few minutes longer in the pan. Wonderful!"
"Loved this recipe. Very easy to make with loads of flavor and crisp beans. I wouldnt change a thing."
"Very easy and healthy dish to prepare. Had for Christmas dinner 2009 along with roast sirloin pork, roasted carrots, scalloped potatoes and cranberry sauce. Liked that the beans held their crispness."
"Had these for Thanksgiving 2009. BF declared them the perfect green beans, and I was in complete agreement with him. My family always used to make green beans almondine for Thanksgiving with just butter and almonds. This was so much better, there was no comparison! Browned almonds, garlic and sea salt were absolutely perfect together. I used fresh green beans, not really thin because that was all the grocery store had. Will be making this again soon, and also next year for Thanksgiving. Thank you Rita!"
"Very nice side dish. My whole family enjoyed this."
"Lovely recipe! I omitted the broth and just sauteed the beans in the olive oil and other ingredients and it came out great. Thanks for posting a great everyday recipe."
"Very, very good taste! I doubled the garlic, used chicken broth and frozen haricot vert that I've been waiting to find a recipe to use -- guess I found the winner. Will be making this again and again. Thanks for this one!"
"Great vegetable....very fast and addicting...."
"Delicious! Garlic was definitely the key component here.....I used vegetable broth rather than chicken and it worked just great! Would definitely make this again!"
"Simple and easy. Yummy too! :)"
"I've used this recipe twice now in two weeks. It is very easy to put together at the last minute and it is quite tasty. Thanks Rita, I'm making it again today for Joshua's 30th birthday. All the kids and grand kids will love it."