GREEN BEANS ALMONDINE
16 ounce bag frozen French cut green beans
2 ounces slivered almonds, 1/2 cup
4 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cook the beans according to the package directions until tender-crisp; drain well. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, sauté the almonds in butter over medium-low heat until the nuts start to change color. Watch closely and stir frequently. Remove from the heat as soon as you see that the nuts are changing color. They will continue to brown off the heat. Stir the almonds and butter into the hot green beans; season to taste with salt and pepper.
Makes 4-6 servings
Can be frozen
Per 1/4 recipe: 222 Calories; 19g Fat; 5g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 6g Net Carbs
Per 1/6 recipe: 148 Calories; 13g Fat; 3g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 5g Net Carbs
This is one of my favorite vegetable recipes. They go really nicely with baked fish. This is simple to make once you've mastered the browning of the butter and almonds. The trick is to remove them from the heat before you think they're really brown enough. The butter will start to take on a toasted, nutty fragrance just before the nuts are done.
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