Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine
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Ingredients
  • 1# green beans
  • 3-4 baby leeks or white scallions (white & light green parts only) cut into ½# slices on the bias & rinsed carefully
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Driftless sunflower or olive oil
  • ⅓ c. slivered almonds
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. Blanch green beans in boiling salted water for about 3 minutes.
  2. Drain & plunge into ice cold water until cool & drain.
  3. Meanwhile, heat butter & oil in a heavy bottomed frying pan just big enough to hold leeks & green beans.
  4. Add sliced leeks, salt, & pepper & cook over medium-low heat until translucent.
  5. Add almonds & continue to cook until leeks are very soft & starting to brown & almonds are starting to brown.
  6. Toss in green beans & cook another minute or two until they’re warmed through. Serve immediately. Serves 4.