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Gelman’s Sautéed Green Beans Recipe


1 1/2 pounds trimmed fresh green beans-blanched
2 or more tablespoons olive oil
1 shallot chopped
2 cloves garlic crushed
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
Juice from 1 lemon
Fresh sage and thyme
4 tablespoons butter
¼ cup toasted pine nuts*
1 cup French fried onions (optional; for finishing topping)


Blanche green beans in boiling water, then drain and quick chill with ice water
Drain beans again, and set aside
Heat olive oil in a sauté pan, add shallot cook about 2 minutes. Then, add garlic and continue to cook 1 more minute.
Add green beans, then sauté until desired doneness
Season with sage and thyme
Add butter to the sauté pan, and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts to finish
Option: use French fried onions in place of toasted pine nuts

*Toasted Pine Nuts:
Place the nuts in a dry skillet (don’t add oil!). Heat over medium heat for about 3 minutes, stirring until nuts are golden and fragrant, then remove from heat. Keep an eye on them - they can burn very easily.