Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Favorite Things - Recipe Edition

This weeks favorite things is a recipe edition. While mine is no "tried and true, country fair ribbon-winning, tastes so good it'll make you slap your mama recipe" it's been getting my kids to eat their veggies so I thought I'd share it. Go visit Sarah's blog to share your best recipe or to see other recipes that have been posted.

Fancy green beans, guideline ingredients:
1.5 lbs of fresh green beans
3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 Tbsp butter/spread
1/4 cup olive oil

I start with fresh green beans, wash them & cut the ends (I cut both sides just 'cause the kids like it that way). Then I steam them until they are well done, a little on the soft side. Cook them to the desired tenderness that you like, just remember we'll still be cooking them in a pan as well.
Drain and pat dry beans. In a skillet/pan put enough olive oil to coat the bottom and heat it up. Then add a little butter/spread, whichever you prefer, and the beans. Let them fry for a few minutes, then add bread crumbs. I use the Italian kind, but use what you like. You just want to lightly coat the beans with the bread crumbs. I put the ingredients as a guideline because this is a recipe you have to adjust based on what you like and the moisture in your beans. Mix it around so the beans are coated and the oil is absorbed. Cook on low for a few more minutes and that's it.
If you like add salt & pepper to taste. Hope you enjoy it!

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