Sometimes the main entree steals all our attention during meal planning. So what’s a hungry human to do??
We’ve all got a limited amount of brain power for figuring out the answer to the question, “what’s for dinner?” Thankfully, side dishes don’t need to taste like an afterthought.
A welcome departure from the mundane, Blistered Green Beans are a jazzed up version of a classic veggie side dish. A little sliver of Summertime. Blistered and slightly blackened. Smoky and garlicky with a mild crunch. It’s amazing how different cooking methods give your food such different flavors and textures! These beans are super simple to make, using only a handful of ingredients. On your table and in your tummy in minutes.
Any variety of string beans will work. Feel free to substitute whatever you have on hand or find your new favorite, whether it’s traditional green beans, haricot verts (French green beans), wax beans, or Italian flat beans.
Blistered Green Beans
- 1 pound string beans, any variety
- 1-1.5 Tbsp bacon grease
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- salt, to taste
- Heat large skillet on medium high or high, depending on your cooktop. Add bacon grease and string beans. Stir to coat all beans in bacon grease.
- Every minute or so, stir the beans in the pan. Allow beans to sit in one spot long enough to get some blistered and blackened spots.
- When beans are done cooking, after about 5 minutes, add garlic and salt to taste. Stir garlic and beans for last 30 seconds to ensure garlic doesn't burn. Remove from heat. Serve immediately.