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Old 05-21-2012, 08:37 AM   #1
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fresh green beans

got some fresh green beans from the farmer's market saturday. I've never been very good with fresh green beans... SHould I boil them for a few seconds before sauteing in butter? Or, just saute right out of the gate?

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I saute mine in butter or bacon grease ad few minutes and then add just a bit of water. Then I keep adding a bit more water, as it evaporates during cooking/stirring. I'm learning try not to leave the kitchen for long when I cook them, as I've been known to get distracted for too long, all the water evaporates and they scorch on the bottom. Not good.
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I throw mine into boiling water, cook till tender crisp. Drain, sprinkle with olive oil, crushed garlic and lemon juice, cover again for a few minutes to let the whole thing come together.

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Fresh Green Beans and ham (Country Style)
First wash and snap beans and remove strings. I bought a ham steak and cut it up in one inch cubes. I put the beans and ham and about 2 tbl spoons of bacon grease in the pan and covered the beans with water. These had been boiling for almost an hour and a half re-adding water as needed. I put about a tablespoon sea salt in just a few minutes ago. (add salt as you like or use less if you wish)

Very wonderful. I make these often and even have used frozen green beans with wonderful results.

You can make these in a crock pot so you do not have to watch it so closely
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I throw mine into boiling water, cook till tender crisp. Drain, sprinkle with olive oil, crushed garlic and lemon juice, cover again for a few minutes to let the whole thing come together.

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how long in the boiling water? thanks!!
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how long in the boiling water? thanks!!
I cook mine about an hour and a half. Less if you want them crisper which I think is nasty
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I saute my green beans from raw - I like them crisp in a stir fry or as a saute - I can see how that would not be desired in skeeters dish though!
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I saute my green beans from raw - I like them crisp in a stir fry or as a saute - I can see how that would not be desired in skeeters dish though!
True. My dish is a traditional southern style dish. For those who are from the south I am sure you have had this often. Before low carb you would put potatoes in the water to cook too
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Hi MicheleS, maybe 15 minutes? I keep checking, don't like them past that tender crisp point. I just snap the tops off, if they are very long I cut them in half before cooking.

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My mom always made strings beans and potatoes with fresh beans ..was so yummy!! After boiling the beans she would add potatoes too and then when they were done she would add milk and butter. Dreaming now of having string beans and potatoes..but sans the potatoes or subbing with cauliflower, or maybe turnips.
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I saute them straight in butter & bacon grease... no water.

LOVE fresh green beans!
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Gina, I discovered that turnips done with the beans IS amazingly like beans and potatoes. My Granny on Dad's side always did her beans that way and the turnips as a sub is pretty darn good! I suspect rutabagas would work, too, and be even more like potatoes (but a little carbier).
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Sounds good..I think I will pick up some fresh green beans and try it with the turnip. I'm not crazy about rutabagas though. Thanks for the tip!!
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roasting them is awesome. people call them "green bean fries." they are even more realistic if you use the yellow wax beans (another time!)
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I boiled them for ~5min, drained the water, then returned them to the hot pot with butter. I let them saute for ~1min and added S&P. They were so, so good!!

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