This is the time of year we can take advantage of our local fresh produce! If we don’t have our own vegetable gardens we may have friends and neighbors who are willing to share their excess, or we have our farmers market that offer a wide variety of healthy vegetables for us to enjoy.
The recipe today is my favorite way to fix fresh green beans and comes from the St Martin’s Episcopal Church cook. My husband, who isn’t crazy about green beans, likes these!
Parmesan Green Beans:
1 # (3 cups) green beans, washed and ends trimmed
3 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp minced garlic or a dash of garlic powder
Lemon slice, optional
Blanch beans in microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes or in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain, if necessary. In a nonstick fry pan, melt butter over medium high heat, when butter bubbles add beans and toss so the butter coats the beans. Sprinkle with cheese and continue stirring so the cheese coats the beans. Add the garlic and cook, stirring and tossing constantly, for 1-2 min until cheese just begins to brown. Top with lemon slice, if desired and serve immediately, or serve chilled. Makes 4-6 servings. See you at the Fair!!