This time last year: Blackberry Apple Pie
Well here's a deliciously simple way to consume mass amounts of fresh beans. My mom and I have each been cooking a version of this throughout bean season and are addicted. You should try it! It's adapted from Mollie Katzen's The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without. You just trim about a pound of beans and snap them in half. Have ready about a tablespoon of minced fresh garlic. Heat your largest pan over high heat for a few minutes, then swirl in a couple teaspoons of vegetable or sesame oil. Keep the heat high as you pour in the beans. Stir the beans constantly for about five minutes, adding a sprinkle or two of salt as they cook. Add the garlic and cook for a minute or two longer, then remove from the heat. Serve as an appetizer with a little sweet chili sauce for dipping, as a side dish, or make a meal of it!