I made these a green beans a couple of weeks ago for the first time. I was trying to recreate a dish that I had about a year ago during a family dinner. During a recent trip to San Francisco I picked up some almonds from the farmers market at the Ferry Building. They inspired me to finally try it out. This recipe makes for a very good side dish and like my most of my recipes is quick and easy.
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 bag (yes I cheat and get them pre-cut) 12 ounces of green beans
1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup water
Toast the almonds in a dry saute pan over medium-low heat. Do not walk away from them, they burn very easily. Cook until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
Heat oil over medium heat. Add onions. Saute until golden brown.
Add green beans. Salt and pepper to taste. Saute uncovered for 3 minutes. Add water. Cover pan and cook until green beans are tender. Remove from heat. Toss with almonds.
Serve and enjoy!