In this video, you’ll see how to make a flavorful green bean amandine (amandine in French). This recipe transforms one of the more clichéd holiday side dishes into something outstanding. These green beans are tricked out deliciously with roasted garlic, toasted slivered almonds, and blue cheese. The result is a wonderful combination of tastes and textures—the perfectly cooked fresh beans pairing up with the buttery, crunchy toasted almonds, the sweet roasted garlic, and creamy, full-flavored blue cheese. Watch the video, then get Chef John’s recipe for Green Bean Almondine with Garlic and Blue Cheese. Try it with your fancy Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners—or make it for a simple weeknight dinner served alongside roasted chicken.