Tasty Tuesday … Green Beans Almandine

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Sometimes there’s nothing better than an old-fashioned, tried and true side dish like these green beans. When our kids were still at home I could always count on this dish to be eaten without any complaints. I still make them whenever they come over for dinner. 😉

Green Beans Almandine

  •  fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
  • a little butter or olive oil,
  • sliced almonds
  • a pinch or two of sea salt

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the beans.
Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until just tender.
Drain the beans and set them aside.

Heat a little butter or olive oil in a heavy pan.
When hot add a pinch of salt and a generous handful of sliced almonds.
Sauté the almonds until they start to brown a little.

Now add the green beans, stir well and sauté everything over medium heat.

Keep stirring and sautéing until the beans are very tender and the almonds crisp up.
Season with a sprinkle of salt and serve.

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My passions in life are vegetarian cooking, gardening, photography, writing, good books, traveling and nature. Thanks for stopping by, Sabine

19 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday … Green Beans Almandine”

  1. Yum! Green beans are probably my favorite vegetable. I like them raw, cooked slow for hours like my grandparents did, steamed, roasted you name it! Thanks for sharing, Sabine.

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      • Do you make them with spaetzle? My father liked a product, maybe Green Giant which had the spaetzle noodles mixed in with the green beans. Then they discontinued them so my mom used to make it for him from scratch.

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      • No, I’ve never had green beans with Spaetzle. We always made Cheese Spaetzle or ate them with wild mushrooms and had a big salad alongside. I do make my own sometimes and they are better than anything store-bought! I bet your mom’s were very good!

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      • Green Giant frozen green beans with spaetzle were a regular staple in the house then my mom made them. My mom used to make homemade chicken noodle soup and her noodles were the consistency of spaetzle, only in bigger clumps (for lack of a better word). She never used a traditional type of noodle. It was a full-bodied soup due to the use of them.

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      • She was a good cook Sabine and she enjoyed making meals and baking too. I always appreciated her cooking/baking and find now I appreciate it even more since I do miss those nice meals and treats.

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