An easy and simple String Beans with Garlic recipe I enjoy making. I eat a lot of green beans in vegetable stews, meat stews, etc… For one reason or another, I like making it with Fleur de Sel which is “a hand-harvested sea salt collected by workers who scrape only the top layer of salt before it sinks to the bottom of large salt pans.” Wikipedia, 2012
Fleur de Sel and String Beans with Garlic is a perfect marriage. The salt gives the beans a delicate flavor and enhances the flavor of the garlic. This type of salt must be used in moderation because it can make food taste very salty.
I often buy string beans that have already been cleaned and washed. If you can find ready-to-use bags of string beans in your supermarket, buy one or two; you will save time on food preparation and cooking. If you have someone in your household who just love to trim, clean and wash fresh beans, you are lucky. If not, you are out of luck. Buying packaged greens beans is the perfect choice for you.
The recipe only uses beans, fresh garlic, oil, Fleur de Sel, and water – Very simple. The fresh garlic is cooked in the oil for about 1 to 2 minutes, and all the ingredients are added, and everything is cooked covered for 20 minutes. I added very little water because I wanted the beans to slowly cook in their juice.
It is almost like pan roasting the beans. When ready, the beans are tender but still crunchy, just the way they should be eaten. Hope you will make my recipe for String Beans with Garlic and share your thoughts.
- 12 oz string beans trimmed and washed or 2 cups of fresh string beans
- 2 cloves garlic fresh, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil good oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 dash fleur de sel
- Heat oil in a large skillet over low to medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Make sure the pieces of the garlic don't burn. Add the beans, water and salt. Stir to incorporate, lower heat and cook covered for 20 minutes. Heat must be at low setting so the beans can cook slowly. Serve hot.