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This is the standard way I make green beans in my home and I can’t believe I have never posted the recipe. I love that it’s super quick and simple to make but tastes fantastic. I love the crisp-tender beans smothered in garlicky goodness. They pair great with most meals from steak & chops to Asian. You can’t beat a healthy side dish ready in under 10 minutes!
Heat a small pot of water over high heat until boiling. Add the trimmed green beans and cook for 2 minutes. Drain immediately and immerse the green beans in a bowl of ice water. This step will stop the cooking process and will help the green beans maintain the beautiful green color. Drain and set aside.
Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add the green beans and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss the green beans until evenly coated. Serve immediately. Enjoy.