Source : http://chefmichaelsmith.com/recipe/brown-butter-green-beans-with-toasted-almonds/
1 pound fresh green beans
2 tablespoons Butter
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons any vinegar
a sprinkle or two sea salt and freshly ground pepper
a splash water
- Wash green beans and snip off the stem ends, leaving the beautiful curled tips.
- Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and begin heating and melting it.
Keep a close eye on it as it foams. Swirl it gently, watching the color. When it turns golden brown and releases the aroma of toasting nuts, immediately stir in the almonds to lower the butter’s temperature and stop it from browning further.
- Continue cooking, stirring the almonds as they heat through and gently toast. From the time the butter is added until the almonds are lightly browned will take about 5 minutes.
- Add green beans, vinegar and salt and pepper and a splash of water. Toss well to coat the beans with the butter and nuts. Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid, lower the heat and continue cooking, steaming the beans until they’re tender.