Friday, July 25, 2008

Garlic French Beans

A deliciously Gallic - as well as garlic - way of serving green French beans (also known as string-less or crawler beans) as a side dish. Recipe serves 6.


1 pound (500 g) French beans
1 clove garlic, finely chopped or pressed
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Pepper to taste


1. Wash, top and tail beans.
2. Plunge into lots of boiling water and cook on rapid boil for 5-6 minutes. (They should still be crunchy but not taste raw).
3. Drain and plunge them immediately into cold water. Drain again.
4. In same pan, over low heat, stir garlic into olive oil for 30 seconds.
5. Stir in beans until they are well coated with the oil and the garlic. Season to taste and serve.

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