Sauteed Green Beans

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  • 8 oz fresh picked green beans or yellow wax beans, or both
  • 3 T water
  • 1-2 T butter, cut in several pieces
  • 3 thin slices lemon, cut in quarters
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash the beans and trim the ends
  2. Cut the beans in half, or thirds if they are really long
  3. Add the beans to a fry pan with the water, butter, lemon, salt and pepper
  4. Turn the heat to high and when it starts to boil and steam, cover the pan, reduce the heat and steam for 5 minutes
  5. Remove the cover and continue cooking until the water evaporates, tossing or stirring the beans several times, about 3-5 minutes
  6. When done to desired consistency, serve hot or at room temperature. And please don’t overcook them, they should be nice and crunchy.

Recipe Yield:  Serves 2

Cuisine Type:  American

Category:  Vegetables

Total Time:  15 Minutes