Brown Butter Green Beans



20 min


20 min



Brown Butter Green Beans

Photo, Erik Putz.

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
  • 3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9 g,
  • Fat
  • 11 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 129 mg.

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