Friday, August 26, 2011

Wax beans in garlic butter


Wax beans (aka yellow string beans) are thriving in our garden this year, and we've been eating lots of them lately. Here's one of my favourite ways of preparing them - which also happens to be one of the easiest recipes ever :)

Using savory is by no means compulsory - the beans are lovely with just garlic butter. However, the flavour of savory complements the beans really well - note that in German, the herb is called Bohnenkraut or 'bean herb' :)

Wax beans in garlic butter

wax beans
some fresh (summer) savory leaves

Trim the beans, then blanch in salted water for 5-7 minutes, until al dente. Drain thoroughly.
Meanwhile, peel the garlic clove(s), cut the garlic into thin slices or chop coarsely.
Melt the butter on a frying pan, add the garlic and sauté for a minute over moderate heat.
Add the drained beans, fry for a few minutes, stirring regularly, until the beans are soft and seasoned with garlic butter.
Sprinkle with savory leaves and serve.


Unknown said...

Perfect! I just picked up a bunch of waxed beans - this recipe will be wonderful & easy!


Pene said...

What is savory called in Estonian?

Pille said...

Emily - it's a great way of serving waxed beans indeed!

Pene - it's piparrohi! Grows like mad in my garden :D

Kalyn Denny said...

I think I need to try growing this type of beans next year!

Katherine Martinelli said...

Love the simplicity of this recipe. Anything in garlic butter is good by me!