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Fried Garlic and Almond Green Beans

Easy fried garlic and almond green beans that are packed with flavor. The perfect simple side dish for any meal.

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You’re probably wondering why there is a turkey in the background and it’s June. There is a very simple explanation- we celebrate Thanksgiving in June.

Not really, I actually took these photos back in November with every good intention to share the recipe, but I never got around to it. Somewhere between my toddler and having a new baby life happened, but green beans are in season so I thought it was the perfect time to post my go-to recipe for green beans.

Fried Garlic Heaven

I lied, it’s not my recipe, it’s actually the way my sister in law makes them. They are the best ever, it’s all about the fried garlic and toasted almonds. I honestly make these just to eat the fried garlic. The green beans are just an excuse

Fried Garlic and Almond Green Beans

Super simple. I don’t have a lot of notes for this recipe. There really are only 3 main ingredients, but I don’t want to leave you without a little bit of direction, so here you go.

Recipe Notes

  • I cheat, I like to buy the already trimmed and washed green beans. You can use frozen, but fresh work best for this. I like to use the kind you can cook in the bag in the microwave, but you can also easily blanch them yourself. (Never blanched a green bean? Here is how!)
  • Don’t slice your garlic to thin, you don’t want it to burn.
  • All three ingredients can be made separately and tossed together at the last minute!

That’s it! A super simple recipe- fried garlic and almond green beans. Perfect Thanksgiving side dish (check out my How to Throw a Stress Free Thanksgiving post here!), but also the perfect summer side dish! Grill up some ribs (like these!) add some coleslaw and with this fried garlic and almond green beans you have the perfect meal!

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

Fried Garlic and Almond Green Beans

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Fried Garlic and Almond Green Beans
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes
Total Time:
25 minutes

Easy green beans that are packed with flavor from fried garlic and toasted almonds. Simple side dish for any meal.

Yield: 6
Category: Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegetable

Ingredients

  • 3 cups green beans trimmed and blanched
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Using a large pan with high sides, toast almonds over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until they start to brown.
  2. Remove almonds from pan.
  3. Add 2 Tablespoons olive oil to pan.
  4. Add sliced garlic and fry for 2-3 minutes or until garlic starts to brown. Remove garlic.
  5. Add cooked green beans to pan and toss with oil, allowing to heat up for about 3 minutes.
  6. Turn off heat.
  7. Add fried garlic and toasted almonds. Toss together.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve warm.

Notes

Garlic and almonds can be made ahead and combined with green beans when ready to serve.

Nutrition information

Serving Size: 3 ounces
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