Green Beans Almondine
This sauteed green beans with crispy toasted almonds is an easy and quick green beans recipe. This is a perfect food for a low carb diet as well as the keto diet.
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Fresh Green Beans
or olive oil
Prepping & blanching
Wash and clean beans thoroughly.
Trim both the ends.
Now in a saucepan heat water to boiling. add a pinch of salt to it.
Blanch trimmed beans in hot water for 2 minutes.
Remove from hot water to a strainer or colander.
In a bowl take ice water and immerse blanched beans in it.
This will stop the overcooking of beans and retain its green color.
After 2 - 3 minutes remove beans from ice water and wipe it with a clean towel.
Now in a skillet or pan, heat oil.
Add in slivered almonds and roast for 30 - 40 seconds or till it starts changing color.
Then remove to a clean bowl for further use.
Saute beans and garlic
In the same skillet, add finely chopped garlic and on a low flame saute for 15 - 20 seconds or till it starts to change color.
Now add blanched beans into the skillet
Add a little salt (to taste) and black pepper. Add red pepper flakes or chilli flakes.
On a medium flame keep sauteing for 3 - 4 minutes.
Don't overcook the beans as the texture we need tender-crisp. Not soggy ones.
Remove from heat and serve on a plate.
Place toasted almonds on top of it.
Sprinkle some herbs or finely chopped cilantro leaves to garnish.
Serve hot with any main course of choice.
Don't over cook beans and keep the texture tender and crisp.
Wash with ice water immediately after you blanch the beans.
Use garlic generously for flavor.
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