Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and Parmigiano
Super easy and delicious, this side dish cooks in less than 10 minutes.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 10mins.
Cook Time
7 mins.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 10mins.
Cook Time
7 mins.
Ingredients
  • 1lb fresh green beans
  • 2 garlic clovesminced
  • 1Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheeseor Parmesan, freshly grated
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/8tsp red pepper flakesmore or less
Instructions
  1. Cut or pinch off the top ends of the green beans. Rinse it with cold water and dry them with paper towels. Set aside.
  2. Heat a 12-inch stainless steel saute pan on medium/high heat. Add in the oil and let it get hot for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Drop the beans gently into the pan, spreading it out. Use a rubber spatula to toss the beans around so the oil coats it. Let it cook for 2 minutes. (You will see a few brown blisters on the skin.) If pan gets too hot, lower heat to medium. Flip it with the spatula and let it cook for another 2 minutes. Season lightly with 1/4 tsp salt and 3 grinds of black pepper. Toss it again. Let cook for another 2 minutes. Mix in the garlic and 1/8 tsp (more or less) of red pepper flakes. Let it cook for another 30 seconds until garlic is fragrant and the beans are just crisp tender and color is still bright green. Adjust seasoning as needed. (Do not add too much salt as the cheese is already salty.)
  4. Use tongs to transfer the beans into a platter. Top it with freshly grated Parmigiano cheese. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Each pan conducts heat differently, so control the heat by lowering it to medium if it gets too hot after the first 2 minutes of cooking.