Helen's Creamy Garlic String / Green Beans

Recipe by glitter
READY IN: 25mins




  • In a pan put your string beans and potatoes.
  • Pour enough water to go up about 1/2 way.
  • Add salt.
  • Cover.
  • And bring to a boil.
  • Cook until potatoes and beans are tender.
  • Drain water into a large measuring cup.
  • Take a small iron skillet, melt butter, add enough flour to make a roux to thicken the beans with.
  • When the roux is a good golden color add the garlic and saute but do not brown the garlic.
  • Add some of the bean/potato liquid to the roux and stir constently until you get the consistency of sauce you would like for your beans.
  • Before you add the sauce, use your wooden spoon.
  • With the back of the spoon mash a few of the potatoes so they will blend with the sauce, but leave others whole.
  • Mix everything together and cook just a few moments until the beans and potatoes have taken on a little of the flavor of the sauce.
  • Taste to make sure there is enough salt.
  • If not this is the time to add it.
  • Last but not least just before serving stir in 1 Tblsp. sour cream.