Green beans aka french beans or string beans can be boiled, blanched, steamed or stir fried. And if you can have a potato smoothie, then I am sure that you can have a green bean smoothie too. I am not brave enough to try that yet though. Are you brave enough? Please let me know if you are.
However you cook them, the key thing is to cook the beans for the shortest time possible to preserve their flavour (trust me – your family and friends will thank you for not serving them soggy brown tasteless beans).
The next three posts in my green bean pantry staple spotlight will feature three different green bean recipes but in the mean time here is a guide on how to cook green beans on a cooker.
Green Bean, roasted vegetable and almond salad.
This was shared at the weekend potluck recipe link up.
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How to Cook Green Beans
- Top and tail the green beans.
- Boil some water in a pot on the cooker.
- Salt the boiling water.
- Then add in the beans and bring the water back to the boil.
- Boil for between 2 and 5 mins depending on the size of your beans. The thinner beans will cook faster.
- I recommend trying the beans half way through your cooking time to gauge how much longer they will need.
- When cook to your preference, drain the beans and immediately plunge them into ice cold water to stop them cooking any further.
- Dress the beans according to your preference. Olive oil, lemon, some chilli or nuts is a good start.