These green beans almondine are made in one skillet, steaming the beans right in with the butter and almonds then finishing them off with some lemon juice.
Course Side Dish
Keyword green beans
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 8minutes
1poundfresh green beans
1/2cupslivered sliced almonds
1-2tablespoonswater or chicken broth
1/2teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
Juice of 1 lemonto taste
Trim the ends of the green beans and rinse well, set aside.
In a large skillet over medium low heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the almonds and cook for 2-3 minutes , stirring, until the nuts and butter become fragrantly nutty and begin to brown.
Add the green beans, and the kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add 1 or 2 tablespoon of water or chicken broth to the pan to add more steam to the pan and cover with a lid and simmer until the beans are al denté, 4-5 minutes more, tossing the beans and almonds occasionally so the nuts don't burn.
Add the remaining tablespoon of butter with the juice of 1/2 off the lemon, and season with more salt and pepper and toss. Add more lemon juice to taste.
Fresh lemon juice cuts the heaviness of the butter and adds a brightness to the dish that pairs well with just about every main meal. Add more or less lemon to your liking.