Thursday, December 30, 2010

Parmesan Bean Recipe

Growing our own produce has encouraged us to eat foods we wouldn't usually eat, just because homegrown tastes so good.  This winter we planted brussel sprouts and were left wondering why they have such a bad reputation - we thought they were OK. 

This summer we planted green beans.  My husband likes them, but I didn't.  Until now...

After picking a handful of dwarf green beans we wondered what to do with them.  So we had a look through a couple of recipe books for ideas and then I came up with this.  I'm sure it isn't a new idea - but it is definitely a tasty one!

Boil the beans for a few minutes.
Remove the beans from the water and drain on paper towel.
Toss the drained beans with chopped garlic and chili in oil in a hot frying pan - for about 10-20 seconds, take it off the heat before the garlic turns brown.
Place beans and garlic and chili onto a serving plate, season with salt and pepper and then grate fresh parmesan on top.

It is a wonderful side dish, but I could probably eat this as a main meal if we had enough beans!

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