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Do you have a favorite green bean recipe?

15 years ago

There are some older threads on this topic on the forum, but it doesn't hurt to open the subject again.

Back the years when I was picking 40 pounds of Kentucky Wonders a day, my family loved Green Bean Salad:

French-cut fresh green beans - 4 to 6 cups

homegrown lettuce (or the best you can get from the supermarket)

2 slices bread

1 tbsp. butter

1 tbsp. olive oil

2 clove garlic, flattened with the side of a knife

Oil and Vinegar Dressing (below)

Boil or steam the beans until just tender, then shake over heat to dry. Sprinkle lightly with salt.

Pour the Oil and Vinegar Dressing over the hot beans. Cook, uncovered, 2 to 4 minutes, then chill, covered, in a glass salad bowl.

Heat the butter and oil in a skillet. Brown the garlic in it, then remove garlic. Fry the bread in the skillet until golden on both sides. Just before serving, break the lettuce into bits and toss it into the green beans. Crumble the bread and add, tossing again.

Oil and Vinegar Dressing:

4 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. vinegar

1/8 tsp. dry mustard

salt and pepper to taste

Blend all ingredients. Makes 1/4 cup.

I haven't had this salad in years, but I'm growing Kentucky Wonders again this year and I'm looking forward to tasting it again.

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