Green Beans Almondine

from ButterYum
makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 1/4 cup water or stock
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter and cook almonds until golden brown, stirring frequently; remove from pan and reserve until needed.
  2. In the same skillet, increase heat to medium-high and add green beans and water (or stock).  Cover and cook beans until they're crisp-tender.
  3. Place green beans in a serving dish and season with salt and pepper, then top with reserved almonds and squeeze fresh lemon juice over all. 
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