Green Beans Amandine

Green Beans Amandine

"It's hard to improve on the taste Mother Nature gives to fresh green beans, but Mom has for years using this recipe. I have always thought the crunchy almonds were a super addition. -Brenda DuFresne, Midland, Michigan"
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20 m servings
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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. In a saucepan, bring beans and water to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the beans are crisp-tender; drain and set aside. In a large skillet, cook almonds in butter over low heat. Stir in lemon juice and seasoned salt if desired. Add beans and heat through.

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  • Nutritional Analysis: One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with margarine and without seasoned salt) equals 92 calories, 7 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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Good, and easy. I cut and cooked the green beans the day before, then when I was 15-20 mins out from eating, made the dish on the stovetop. This cut down my time in the kitchen when my company...

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Made these for a dinner party last night. They were lovely to look at but lacked flavour. I toasted the flaked almonds and in future, I would add roasted, whole baby shallots and a drizzle of ...

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Good, and easy. I cut and cooked the green beans the day before, then when I was 15-20 mins out from eating, made the dish on the stovetop. This cut down my time in the kitchen when my company...

We made this for our gourmet group- turned out great as a make-ahead recipe. Make ahead instructions: Blanch beans 3-4 minutes- follow with ice water bath and drain.Refrigerate beans. Saute almo...

Simple and good. Even better if you allow the butter to brown--gives this a nice, nutty flavor. I wanted a little less crunch, so I used sliced almonds rather than slivered.

I've made this recipe many times and love it. Sometimes I add dried cranberries to it too, for a different flavor. I used frozen french cut green beans. I also prefer to just use kosher salt ...

This was pretty good but lacked a little flavor for me. My guests really liked it. Next time I think I will add a little garlic as some others have suggested.

This recipe has become a staple in our house. Everybody loves it. Sophisticated enough to go with "good meat" when company comes over, and easy enough to make on "leftover night". We love thi...

This was delicious and the only change I made was to add fresh ground pepper just before serving.

Wonderful! I am a bit of a baby when it comes to eating my vegetables, so I'm always looking for ways to shake things up so they're more palatable for me. And I actually found myself sneaking ...

Very Good! I was surprised, almonds and green beans? Who knew!?!

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