French Beans

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Keep it Simple

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1993

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Method

French beans - notably the finest angel-hair green beans, which need no trimming - are one of my favourite vegetables. There is a tendency these days not to cook them enough, which in my view is as wrong as overcooking them.

Always cook them at a fast boil in masses of lightly salted water and with the lid off the pan as this helps them retain a bright colour. The finest Frenc