Easy Buttered Green Beans and Carrot Sticks

sobota, 8 lutego 2014

Easy Buttered Green Beans and Carrot Sticks

Time: 27 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs green beans, ends trimmed
  • 10 ounces carrots, peeled (cut into matchstick strips)
  • 3 -4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 -3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • chopped nuts (optional)

Directions

  • 1 Cook the green beans in a pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender (about 5-6 minutes).
  • 2 Transfer beans to a bowl of ice water using a slotted spoon (do not discard the water).
  • 3 Boil the carrot sticks in the same water until crisp-tender (about 1 minute) then transfer to the same bowl of ice water with the beans.
  • 4 Place the beans and carrots on a paper towel and pat them dry.
  • 5 Up to this point you can refrigerate until ready to saute them.
  • 6 In a large skillet or a medium pot melt the butter with oil.
  • 7 Add in the beans and carrot sticks; toss until hot (about 2 minutes).
  • 8 Season with salt and pepper.
  • 9 Transfer to a large serving bowl and sprinkle with nuts if desired.
  • 10 Delicious!

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