Vegetables & Side Dishes

Last Editorial Review: 3/22/2006


Easy Green Beans Almandine Recipe


  • 24-ounce bag extra fine French green beans
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons whipped butter
  • 2 tablespoons Amaretto (or similar almond liqueur)
  • 1/4 cup toasted flavored sliced almonds


  1. Briefly rinse frozen beans in hot water from the tap to lightly thaw. Start heating a large, nonstick frying pan, skillet, or wok over medium-high heat. Add the whipped butter and let it brown just slightly (about a minute), stirring constantly.
  2. Add the green beans and saute about 2 minutes, stirring often. Drizzle Amaretto liqueur over the top and continue to saute 2 to 3 minutes more or until beans are still a nice green and just tender.
  3. Spoon the green beans into a serving bowl and sprinkle the almond slices evenly over the top.

8-10 servings

Nutritional Information:
Per serving (if 8 per recipe): 73 calories, 2 g protein, 8.5 g carbohydrate, 3.2 g fat, 0.9 g saturated fat, 4 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 60 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 38%.

SOURCE: © 2005 Elaine Magee

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