String Beans Amandine

Serves 2

Note from the Chef

If you are looking to replace that string bean casserole that has been served at the holidays for years with something lower in carbohydrates, try this fresh green bean dish. String beans and almonds have been a classic for even longer than that holiday casserole.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot or 3-4 scallions (white parts only), finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Preparation

  1. Blanch beans for 3-4 minutes in enough water to boil freely.
  2. Rinse beans in cold water, then immediately place in a bowl of iced water to stop the cooking and set the color.
  3. Dry the beans on paper towels.
  4. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet. Add the shallots or scallions and cook for about 1 minute. Add the beans and cook, tossing constantly, for 3-4 minutes. Add the almonds and the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.

Nutritional Information per Serving

  • 10 g Net carbohydrates

Source: Ward Alper, the Decadent Diabetic

Not every recipe on our site is appropriate for every person with diabetes. Please follow the recommendations of your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist.

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