This is a quick healthy way of serving green beans.
I steam the beans first Afterwards they are lightly fried in oil.
1 - 1 1/2 c cold water
2 c fresh green beans (rinsed and ends trimmed)
1- 2 T oil (canola or olive)
1 clove garlic (crushed, diced)
Pinch of salt, pepper (1/8 tsp)
Squeeze of lemon juice to taste, optional
Rinse beans well. Make sure ends are trimmed off.
Bring water to boil in sauce pan. add beans, salt and steam for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove beans from heat and drain off water.
Heat skillet on medium high heat.
Add oil, beans, garlic, salt, pepper to skillet. Saute for 4 minutes. Towards end of cooking add lemon juice, if desired. Stir to coat.