I love green beans. But every time I made them my husband would just take a bit on his plate to make me happy. It was so frustrating since I thought they were great! I would just throw them in a pan and try to make them similar to french fries. They weren't bad. I liked them, but my husband was not a fan.
So the other day I remembered that I have a steamer basket. I was also reading up on how much more nutritious it is to steam your veggies as opposed to boiling them. So that is what I did. The result? Perfection! My husband loved the slight crunch of the green beans and asked for more! I wasn't complaining either. Not only were these super yummy, but they were way too easy to make. I've tried it with broccoli as well and we love that too.
Steamed Green Beans (or broccoli...)
Place about an inch of water in a pot. Place your steamer basket into the pot. Put in your desired amount of green beans. I use frozen green beans/broccoli. Cover and let cook about 15 minutes. It would be less if they are fresh. Taste to be sure they aren't too crunchy. If they are, just cook another 5 minutes. They should also be a beautiful bright green.
These are usually my side dish to turkey burgers. I use them as my garlic "fries."
Have you tried steaming your vegetables?
I still can't get over how simple it is and how good they come out.