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Green Beans Almondine- Amandine

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Green Beans Almondine has to be one of the easiest vegetable dishes to make! It is excellent for the holidays because the green beans can be blanched the day before, and then the dish can be finished in a few minutes!

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Green Beans Amandine

Need another easy side dish for the holidays? This Green Bean Almondine can be finished in less than 10 minutes! There isn’t one that is easier! Start cooking them when you put the dinner rolls in the oven, and they will both be hot and ready at the same time!

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What is green beans almondine?

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Green Beans Amandine

Green beans amandine is a traditional French dish that’s an easy vegetable perfect for any occasion. It can be made with fresh, frozen, or canned green beans (Please… do yourself a favor and use fresh!) Amandine is a culinary term that refers to a garnish of almonds. It is often misspelled in American cookbooks as almondine, according to Wikipedia.

This recipe is lighter and less work than the traditional US green bean casserole.

Can you make green beans almondine ahead?

Partially! The best part about this dish is that it can be made in less than 10 minutes the day you serve it, thanks to pre-blanching the green beans the day before!

What you need

  • Green beans: fresh beans are best. If you can find French haricot verts around the holidays, they are perfect.
  • Almonds: Blanched slivered almonds offer the best aesthetic, but you can use sliced almonds too.
  • Butter: Use unsalted butter for the best flavor.
  • Salt and black pepper: Just add the seasonings to taste.
  • Optional: Garlic. Use finely minced garlic and add it when you add the almonds so that it doesn’t overcook and get bitter.
  • Optional: Lemon: Sprinkle with a bit of fresh lemon juice just before serving. You can also top with a couple of grates of lemon zest.

How to make it

  1. Trim ends of green beans.
  2. Place green beans in a skillet with just a little boiling water on the bottom. Steam for about 3 minutes. Immediately add them to an ice bath to stop cooking.
  3. If you are pre-blanching them, once they cool, add them to a storage container and refrigerate until needed.
  4. Drain the rest of the water from the pan. Add almonds and butter and heat on medium-low heat, just until you achieve lightly toasted almonds. Stir or toss the pan often so that the garlic and almonds don’t get too brown, but the beans achieve a crisp-tender texture.
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How to store leftovers

Store leftovers as soon as possible in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. They will lose their texture if they are frozen after cooking but you can freeze them and add them to stews and the like.

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Green Beans Almondine -Amadine

Green Beans Almondine has to be one of the easiest vegetables dishes to make! It is great for the holidays, because the green beans can be blanched the day before and then can be finished in a few minutes!

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5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 1 lb green beans fresh are best, remove ends.
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup almonds any almonds will work

Instructions

  • Blanch green beans for 3 minutes or so.
  • If cooking later, place beans in ice water to cold shock them. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Then continue.
  • Add butter, almonds and green beans in pan over medium high heat. Watching carefully and turning often, so that the almonds do not burn.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
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Notes

***Notes***
  • Fresh green beans are definitely best. You can use frozen or canned, but fresh is best.
  • A very hot pan is important to get a nice golden brown on the nuts.
  • Reheat in microwave or in small frying pan.
  • Leftovers can be kept 4 days, but they are best fresh.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This looks perfect for the holidays!! I have never heard of green beans almondie, but I am definitely interested in trying it!!

  2. This is one of my favorite classic holiday side dishes. Toasting the almonds in butter adds a nutty richness to the dish. Yummy!

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