Okay that last picture is way too close.
Bush green beans are probably the easiest vegetable to grow, so I am always looking for good recipes to use them up.
This is one of our favorites, adapted from Taste of Home:
You will need:
-1 lb fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
-1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
-1 tablespoon soy sauce
-2 large garlic cloves, pressed
-1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
-1 teaspoon brown sugar
-1 teaspoon peanut butter
- Combine the soy sauce, garlic, sesame seeds, sugar and peanut butter in a small bowl and set aside
- Heat a large pan over medium and add the oil. Stir fry until green beans turn green but are still crisp.
- Add the sauce mixture, tossing to coat. Turn off the heat and cover the pan to allow the beans to soften slightly. They will be ready in about 2-4 minutes, depending on how tender you want them to be.
This recipe reheats well.