Beans with Toasted Garlic and Chili
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This easy summertime side dish pairs tender-crisp beans with paper-thin slices of toasted garlic and slivers of bright red chili.
Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound green beans or wax beans, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, very thinly sliced
  • 1 medium-sized red hot chili, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, blanch the beans for 3-5 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Immediately transfer to an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. Drain and set aside
  2. In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add garlic and chili, and cook until the garlic starts to turn golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat, and add the beans. Toss to combine, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve right away.
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