Toasted almond green bean sauté
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1 lb. green beans, stem ends trimmed
2 tbsp. butter
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
Blanch beans in boiling salted water for 4 minutes; shock in ice water. Place on paper towels to dry. In a medium sauté pan, melt butter over medium to high heat. Add beans and season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add almonds. Toss 1 minute. Serve warm as an accompaniment to beef or poultry. To serve as a vegan snack, substitute olive oil for butter.