Green Beans To Impress

Recipe by Lennie
READY IN: 25mins




  • Top and tail the beans, but leave them whole.
  • 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).
  • Drain well and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  • 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.
  • Add drained beans to skillet and toss gently, making sure beans get coated with butter.
  • Heat through for one minute, stirring gently once or twice, then turn out onto a shallow serving platter.
  • 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.
  • 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.