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Pan Fried Green Beans with Toasted Slivered Almonds

Make these pan fried green beans with toasted slivered almonds.  This stovetop green beans recipe is for fresh green beans.

pan fried green beans
 
I grew up on canned green beans, I know that’s not bad and we still use them but there is nothing like the gorgeous color and flavor of fresh green beans.
 
We never had extra money when I was a kid, my parents struggled and my mom spent money frugally, very very frugally.  Usually, she would stock up on canned veggies when she found a great sale and it seemed like green beans were always on sale.  I wasn’t crazy about them when I was a kid, pale green beans that always tasted a little too salty for me and mom didn’t always have the extras to flavor them.
 
At times we lived where we were able to plant a garden and mom would plant green beans.   We would help mom pick green beans and she would preserve them in Mason glass canning jars.   And they were better but still a little overcooked for my appetite.
 
 
stovetop green beans toast slivered almonds
 
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So I never developed a love of green beans until I was grown and discovered pan fried green beans.  You know, just a flash stir-fry leaving the green beans cooked and still crisp-tender. 
 

How to make pan fried green beans with toasted slivered almonds

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 Our favorite way to cook fresh green beans are these stovetop green beans.  Either way, this is an easy recipe that really brings out the flavor of  fresh green beans. 
 
Fresh green Beans, lemon, garlic
 
 
Ingredients:
  • 4 cups green beans, ends cut off

  • 3 Tablespoons butter

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, or more to personal preference

  • 1-2 Tablespoons lemon juice, personal taste

  • Salt, as needed

 

Equipment Needed:

 

Instructions:
 
pan frying with butter and olive oil
 

In a large pot add water and boil over high heat, add salt and then the green beans.  Cook the green beans for only 2-3 minutes, until you reach your desired level of doneness. Do not overcook, the green beans should be done but not limp.   Drain and rinse to stop cooking process.    Meanwhile melt the butter and olive oil together in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.

 
toasted almonds
 
As soon as your butter melts and is hot add the slivered almonds.   Toast the almonds for 2-4 minutes, and stir occasionally. You can toast until just lightly beige or until golden brown.
 
green beans pan fried with toasted slivered almonds
 
Toss the cooked green beans into the skillet and pan fry with the butter, oil and almonds until they are hot and fully coated. 
 
Adding lemon to panfried green beans
 
Do not over cook, they should still be soft but not limp.  Remove your cast iron skillet from the heat and add lemon juice.
 
Pan fried green beans with toasted slivered almonds
 
Serve immediately.  These pan fried green beans with toasted slivered almonds are gorgeous and so healthy and they are rocking all those natural flavors.

 

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5 from 4 votes

pan fried green beans with toasted slivered almonds

Make these pan fried green beans with toasted slivered almonds.  This stovetop green beans recipe is for fresh green beans.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pan fried green beans, pan fried green beans with toasted slivered almonds, stovetop green beans, toasted slivered almonds.
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh green beans ends cut off
  • 3 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1-2 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt as needed

Instructions

  • In a large pot add water and boil over high heat, add salt and then the green beans.  Cook the green beans for only 2-3 minutes, until you reach your desired level of doneness. Do not overcook, the green beans should be done but not limp.   Drain and rinse to stop cooking process.  
  • Meanwhile melt the butter and olive oil together in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  • As soon as your butter melts and is hot add the slivered almonds.   Toast the almonds for 2-4 minutes, and stir occasionally. You can toast until just lightly beige or until golden brown.
  • Toss the cooked green beans into the skillet and pan fry with the butter, oil and almonds until they are hot and fully coated.
  • Do not over cook, they should still be soft but not limp.  Remove your cast iron skillet from the heat and add lemon juice.
  • Add salt if need and serve immediately. 

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1021IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg
 
 

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Jessie

Thursday 20th of August 2015

What a quick and easy side dish! My family loved it!

Linda

Tuesday 18th of August 2015

Mmm, we love our fresh green beans ! This is Definitely on my to-do list :-)