Green beans can be really boring. These are my company green beans because they are good enough for company... and far from boring. This recipe feeds about 3-4 people. It can easily be doubled/tripled depending on how many people you're trying to serve.
To make this recipe, you'll need:
Green Beans (You can use fresh or whole frozen beans, if using frozen make sure you thaw them out all the way)
1 garlic clove
1 tsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp. slivered almonds
Wash your beans and let them dry.
In the mean time, chop one clove of garlic into small pieces. You can also use the garlic in a jar. Heat olive oil in a small pan over medium heat.
Start cooking the garlic in the oil for about 3 minutes. Garlic burns really easy, so make sure to stir often.
Make sure your beans are very dry by placing them between two paper towels.
If you don't like pieces of garlic, you can use a slotted spoon to remove the pieces from the oil. Most of the flavor has been infused into oil. You can also leave the garlic. It works either way! Now you're ready to add the beans. Sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper on the beans. Stir and saute for about 10 minutes. Add almonds and continue to cook for 2-3 more minutes.
Put in a serving dish and you're ready to enjoy!