Green Beans

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Appears in

Ten Vineyard Lunches

Ten Vineyard Lunches

By Richard Olney

Published 1988

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Good beans can take from 2 to 10 minutes to cook, depending on the variety and the stage of development; those that require the least amount of time are the best. Any that demand much more than 10 minutes to become tender are best cooked and then sautéed in hot olive oil with a garlic persillade and a final squeeze of lemon to disguise their banality or sautéed with onions and tomatoes.

Don’t be alarmed at the quantity of salt — the bean