Nana's Yellow (Wax) String Beans
photo by BarbryT
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄4 lbs fresh yellow wax beans
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄4 cup crushed Ritz crackers or 1/4 cup townhouse cracker (about 6 crackers)
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- Cook beans in salted boiling water until soft (not crispy) tender and drain.
- Add butter and mix until butter melts.
- Add cracker crumbs, salt and pepper, stir to combine and serve.
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Wonderful! I added one step that my Polish Godmother did....in the butter she sauteed a small diced onion until very tender, then added the wax beans back in and sauteed then both together for about 10-15 minutes longer before adding the cracker crumbs. The flavor really brought back memories. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.
These beans are wonderful. My polish grandmother did them in much the same way. The only difference being she would lightly brown the cracker crumbs in a hot frying pan mixing constantly so as not to burn them. She would then mix into the hot buttered beans. The cracker crumbs get less soggy and add that extra bit of flavor. So Good. This cracker crumb recipe is also delicious on cauliflower, green beans, zucchini and broccoli. Oh so good and easy.
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