1/4 pound French beans
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons slivered almonds salt and pepper, to taste
Arrange a bunch of beans into a stack, growing end together.
Chop off the growing ends and repeat until all the beans are trimmed.
Add the beans to a pot of lightly salted boiling water. Boil for a two-three minutes until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking.
Saute almonds in butter for 3 minutes. Add green beans, and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve