Garlicky Green Beans

13 Jun

Hey boo’s!

I hope you are all having an awesome Thursday so far! This week is just flying by for me.

I haven’t posted in 13 days! Woops.

I was irritated busy with filming, editing and posting that YouTube Video.

My, oh my. Videos are A LOT more work than I thought they were. I also had a few technical difficulties as well as  just general inept-ness when it comes to editing videos. My biggest problem was MUSIC. You obviously can’t just go and post someones song in your video without permission, the copyright laws will get all up in your business and shut you down. So in an attempt to avoid that I was looking at some royalty free music that I could use without getting punished to the full extent of the law. Unfortunately, most of the music that I could find sounded somewhat like those little pre-recorded tracks that came loaded on the keyboard I had when I was ten.

Mamba anyone?

I would have been better off with the dog barking or maybe some helicopter sounds, cause that stuff was just plain CHEESY.

Anyways, my frustration with the music thing ended with me posting the video with no background music. Which was lame, BUT I have a solution to my problem (well one of my many problems) and I will share that with you once I get it finished.

So that is my long winded excuse explanation for why that darn video took so long for me to finish. I promise next time I will do better. Also I will not post when I am filming, rendering, uploading ect. THEN that way you guys will have no idea how long I’m taking.

Muahahaha, my master plan is coming together nicely!

I think I MAY have had a little too much coffee this morning.

Since I am starting to ramble, I think it is time to get into this SUPER easy non-recipe.


I love, love, love, green beans. Especially those really skinny French ones that they call Haricot Vert (conveniently that means green bean.) They have had big bags of them at costco lately that are all trimmed and cleaned, so those make this recipe even easier. If you can’t find those ones, feel free to use just regular green beans but make sure to trim them up.

I like to par boil or steam them first and then toss them in a super hot pan with olive oil, butter and garlic. Then I just give them a quick fry until they are browned in some parts, season up with some kosher salt and freshly ground pepper and you are good to go!

You can even par boil or steam them earlier in the day, then stick them straight into an ice bath to cool them off. Then refrigerate them until you’re ready to fry ’em up. That makes for quick work when you’re ready to serve dinner.


These are a great spring/summer side dish to go with whatever you’re grilling up this summer. My favorite combo is grilled steelhead trout, baby potatoes cooked in foil on the BBQ and these green beans on the side. You can always grill up a juicy steak or some chicken breast.

These beans are so simple yet flavorful, I think they will be your new favorite way to eat vegetables!

Enjoy, folks.

Miss Delish asks:

Are you on YouTube? I need some friends on there!

What is your favorite summer meal?

Garlicky Green Beans

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 6

Garlicky Green Beans

This is a delicious, quick and easy summer side dish. It goes great with grilled chicken or fish! You can even par boil the beans ahead of time and then it will take you less than 5 minutes to pull together this yummy dish when you are ready to eat!


  • 3 cups cleaned and trimmed green beans
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Get a large pot of water to boil and salt the water generously. Drop in the beans and boil until tender, about 4-5 minutes. Drain and then immediately drop the beans into a big bowl of ice water to cool quickly. Once cooled you can drain and refrigerate until you are ready to eat.

Once you are all ready to cook, heat a large frying pan over high heat, add the olive oil and butter and once melted and bubbly, add the garlic and stir fry quickly (10 seconds or so) add the beans and stir fry, stirring often because the pan is SUPER hot. Cook until the beans are browned slightly. Remove to a serving dish and make sure to pour any extra buttery garlic mixture over top. Serve immediately.

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2 Responses to “Garlicky Green Beans”

  1. Jennifer June 15, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    I watched your youtube video the other day – it was great! I watched you on Recipe to Riches and started following your blog afterwards. I think it’s a great idea to make videos. Personally, I find some recipes overwhelming but watching it being made makes me less anxious! I am now ready to make the pots de creme! Can’t wait for the next one! Good luck with the music.

    • missdelish June 20, 2013 at 10:58 am #

      Thanks Jennifer! I am hoping to do more soon :)

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