Brown Butter Green Bean Amandine

By Heather Cheney
Fresh green beans are incredible by themselves, but when you toss them with nutty browned butter, almonds and a splash of lemon juice, they are taken to a whole new level. Great for formal dinners or a weeknight at home, these are always a hit on the table.
  • Course: Side Dish


  • almonds
  • fresh green beans
  • fresh lemon juice
  • kosher salt
  • Salted butter


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water up to a boil and blanch (or steam) the green beans for 2-3 minutes, or just until barely tender. Strain them from the hot water and immediately submerge them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat and add almonds once melted. Continue to cook the butter and almonds, stirring occasionally until the butter is very foamy and just starting to turn golden brown.
  3. Add green beans to the pan, tossing them in the butter and almonds until cooked through—about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and season with salt and lemon juice. Serve immediately.