Tired of the same old, same old green beans? We’re sure you’re used to steamed green beans, roasted green beans, and even sautéed green beans. Let’s switch things up with Chef John’s Green Beans Almondine! (Bonus you can impress your friends and family with the fancy name of this recipe, but it’s so simple to make)
The green beans that you get in your Farmers Market Box are about as fresh as they come and this recipe takes that fresh flavor to a whole. new. level. Chef used these as a side dish to pork chops with another side of baked, local Hastings Sebago potatoes that you can find in your Farmers Market Box as well! So, without further ado let’s get right into it.
First, let’s gather our ingredients:
- 2 quarts of chicken broth
- 1.25 pounds of green beans (washed and stemmed)
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- ⅓ of a cup of sliced or slivered almonds (Chef sliced his own almonds, but they can be found pre-sliced or pre-slivered in the baking section of most grocery stores)
- Sea salt
Now here’s how you take those ingredients and turn them into Green Beans Almondine!
1. First, in a stockpot bring 2 quarts of chicken broth to a rolling boil.
2. While you’re waiting on your chicken broth to boil, wash and remove stems from your fresh green beans. (This is also a great time to slice your almonds if you didn’t buy them pre-sliced or pre-slivered)
3. Once the chicken broth is brought to a rolling boil add your green beans. Return to a boil for 3-4 minutes and then turn off heat. Let the green beans marinate in the stock for 5 more minutes.
4. After you have let the green beans marinate for 5 minutes, drain the green beans.
(Now is a good time to prepare the rest of your meal as the next steps should be done right before serving. Don’t worry the green beans can sit as long as you need)
5. In a sauté pan, swirl the butter and olive oil and keep moving until the butter starts to brown. Don’t be afraid to remove the pan from the heat if you feel like your butter is about to burn.
6. Brown almonds in the butter until you smell a strong, nutty aroma. Quickly add the green beans and sauté using tongs. Add salt to taste. Immediately serve.