I had you at ‘garlic butter bread crumbs’ right? I think you could put garlic butter bread crumbs on anything and make it five times better… well, except maybe ice cream. That sounds sort of gross.
These are pretty trendy green beans to be sure. But they were also quite tasty. I was trying to create a dish that was a summer-time (and therefore lighter) version of green bean casserole. I’m not sure this is quite it, but it’s a pretty great first attempt. And delicious enough that I thought I’d share it with you all.
That’s sort of my style. Yo.
Ingredients: 3-4 cups fresh green beans, 1/3 yellow onion, 1 cup Panko (or other brand) bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons minced garlic, butter, olive oil and salt + pepper to boot.
No one ever says ‘to boot’ anymore. I’m bringing it back.
Snap (or chop) off the ends of the green beans. Then chop them into vaguely uniform bite-size pieces. In a pot of boiling salted water blanche the beans for 2-3 minutes until they are bright green but still quite firm. Drain and set aside.
Over low/medium heat melt 3 tablespoons butter and saute the garlic for 1-2 minutes. Dump in the bread crumbs and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until the butter is mostly absorbed into the bread crumbs. Remove from pan, set aside.
In the same pan (less dishes-yay!) melt some for butter (1-2 tablespoons) and equal parts olive oil. Saute the thinly chopped onion for 3-5 minutes, until they are beginning to look translucent. Now add in green beans and continue cooking for 3-5 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with bread crumbs over the top.