Brown Butter Green Beans


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time20 mins
  • Makes8 servings
Brown Butter Green Beans

Photo, Erik Putz.

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After a quick dip in boiling water, tender-crisp green beans are drenched in nutty brown butter and topped with toasted almonds.


  • 1 kg green beans, trimmed

  • 1/3 cup butter

  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • BRING a large pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until tender-crisp, 3 to 4 min. Drain well and rinse under cold running water. Pat dry with a kitchen towel.

  • MELT butter in a large frying pan over medium. Stir when it starts to become bubbly, 1 to 2 min. Remove from heat when butter turns brown.

  • ADD almonds, garlic and salt. Stir for 30 sec, then add beans. Toss until well coated.

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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 138, Protein 3g, Carbohydrates 9g, Fat 11g, Fibre 3g, Sodium 129mg.

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