Thursday, March 7, 2013

red pepper flake green beans

I'm one of those people that love sides more than main-dishes. My whole Thanksgiving dinner is practically made up of sides-only, and that's just the way I like it. These green beans are basic but provide a tiny bit of a kick as a side.

Ingredients (for 2-side portions):
1/2 lb green beans, trimmed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp olive oil
1 pinch of red pepper flakes

1. Begin by blanching the green beans to preserve the color and crunch. Bring a large pot of water with salt to a boil. Add green beans and let boil for 5 minutes.

2. Strain and add beans to a bowl of ice water. 

3. Add olive oil, a sprinkle of salt & pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes to a wok or a large skillet over medium-heat.

4. Add green beans and up the heat to medium-high. Stir constantly and cook for 5 minutes, until warmed and crisp.

Serve warm & enjoy!
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  1. Molly - you're the sweetest for writing that review! Sorry I didn't email, but don't have your address.

    Yum on the green beans!

    1. Of course! I love your flowers so much so anything I could do to help out was easy!

      Also, my e-mail is