Wednesday, August 18, 2010

French Green Beans with Butter and Herbs

1 lb thin green beans (trimmed)
1/4 cup red onion (chopped fine)
3 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp parsley (chopped fine)
2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
2 Tbsp tarragon or basil (chopped fine)
2 Tbsp chives (chopped fine
Salt and pepper to taste
Lemon wedges

Bring a large pot of salty water to a boil.  Prepare a large bowl of ice water.  Boil the beans for 2 minutes.  Plunge them into the ice water to stop the cooking and set the color.  Drain the beans and pad dry on a cloth or paper towel.

Heat the butter over medium-high heat in a large saute pan.  Cook the onions until translucent, about 2 - 3 minutes.

Add the green beans and saute for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring often.

Add all of the herbs and some salt and pepper and toss to combine.  Cook for 1 minute more.

Serve hot or at room temperature, with lemon wedges.  This serves 4.

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