Pan Fried Green Beans

Pan fried green beans.


  • Sea salt
  • 10 1/2 ounces extra fine (slender) green beans
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Leaves from 1/3 bunch flat-leaf parsley (1/2 cup), finely chopped


  1. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. While the water is boiling, trim the ends from the green beans and fill a large bowl halfway with ice water.
  2. Drop the beans into the boiling water and cook until bright green, anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes. Transfer to the ice water to stop the cooking. Drain the green beans and set them aside on a clean kitchen towel.
  3. In a medium skillet or larger pot, such as a Dutch oven, set over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the garlic and cook until it starts to brown, about 2 minutes. Toss in the green beans and stir to evenly coat the beans.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with the parsley. Serve immediately.

4 servings


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