Skillet Garlicky Green Beans
My choice for quick-flash frying, sautéing, and baking is the iron skillet. This old-fashioned cookware is a must in the modern kitchen for so many reasons. Cast-iron skillets conduct heat, beautifully. They can be used under high heat in the oven. They last for decades if taken care of properly. See How to Care For Cast-Iron.
As well, there are many other benefits, including health benefits, to using cast-iron over toxic non-stick pots and pans. See Ten Reasons Why Cast Iron is a Must Have in the Kitchen.
Eat This With That
This side dish is very versatile in that it goes with most any dish. I like to serve it as a quick side dish with Easy Roasted Whole Baked Chicken with Vegetables. Another great chicken dish, that pairs well with this side dish, is the Mediterranean inspired main course; Greek Chicken Thighs & Legs with Artichokes & Olives.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Yields: 3-4 Servings
- 1 pound Fresh Green Beans, ends & strings removed and beans washed
- 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, sliced or crushed
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Prepare beans and preheat skillet on medium-high heat. When skillet is hot, add the garlic and sauté for 30-40 seconds. Add Beans and toss in the hot oil for about 3-5 minutes according to the desired tenderness you prefer.