Chilled Green Beans

Preparation info

  • 4

    Servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

New York Times Menu Cookbook

New York Times Menu Cookbook

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1966

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1 teaspoon salt

    Method

    1. Pinch off the tips of the beans. Rinse and drain the beans. Lay beans on a flat surface and cut them, a few at a time, into relatively even lengths from two to four inches, depending on the size of beans. The even lengths allow for even cooking and the finished beans have a better appearance. Tie beans securely with soft string into four bundles. Place in a saucepan.

    2. Add the salt and cover with boiling water. Bring beans to a boil, cover, and simmer for five to ten minutes, until tender but still crisp. Drain beans, discarding strings. Chill. Use for salads and cold vegetable combinations.

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