Haricots Verts Amandins – Green Beans, Almonds and Blue Cheese. 

I came across this recipe many years ago in France. I use either Almonds or Walnuts.

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 cup sliced almonds (walnuts are a great substitute)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste
2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add salt; add green beans cook until bright green and nearly tender about 4 to 6 minutes. Drain beans and transfer to a large bowl of ice water to cool completely; drain well, set aside.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add almonds or walnuts; cook and stir until lightly browned about 3 to 4 minutes.

Toss green beans, garlic and reserved olive oil, toasted almonds, and 1 tablespoon olive oil together in a large bowl; season with cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Transfer to a shallow baking dish.

Bake beans are fully tender, about 15 minutes.
Top with blue cheese before serving.

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