Here's a new herb and citrus twist to jazz up classic green beans.
package (12 oz) fresh green beans
teaspoon grated lemon peel
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
Lemon slices, if desired
Cook green beans as directed on package; drain.
Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat butter over medium heat until melted and beginning to brown; immediately remove from heat. Stir in lemon peel, marjoram and salt. Pour over beans; toss to coat. Garnish with lemon slices.
If you can't find a 12-ounce package of fresh green beans, you can purchase them in bulk. To prepare, wash beans, then boil uncovered 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Be sure to use real butter in this recipe. The toasty flavor that comes from browning is possible only with butter, not margarine.
When melting the butter, using a heavy saucepan allows better control over the heat level than a thin pan. Remove the pan from the heat as soon as the butter starts to turn color, as the heat from the pan will continue to brown the butter.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
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- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.