Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garlicky Green Beans

I come from one of those families...You know the really big one where your Grandmothers cooking is (in my Barney for HIMYM voice) legendary. Yeap my Grandma (who is NEVER to be referred to as such...Momma, Big Momma, Bay, Miss Emma is fine so take your pick) could defiantly burn. Growing up I quickly learned that she never really had a recipe for anything. It was always "a lil' of this and a lil' of that" whenever you want to make one of her famed recipes. I never quite understood until I became a Wife and a mother myself. sometimes cooking is just done from the heart and not the brain. These recipes here and here are both from her collection but with a little  "Abigail Temple" sprinkled in. So here is one of my "A Lil' Of This" recipe. There is no wrong or right just do what feels good for you and your family and don't forget to taste as you go.

Dedicated to Emma "Momma" Cobb the world's bestest Big Momma who's still putting it
 down in the kitchen today!


About 2 lbs of fresh green beans
Chopped garlic (I use the pre chopped kind in the plastic jar...super easy)
Butter or Margarine
1 medium-large onion
Lemon pepper seasoning

1) Snap green bean ends and boil until soft, about 10-15 mins
2) While boiling chop a medium to large onion in long thin slivers
3) Drain water off of green beans
4) Put enough butter or margarine in a large skillet to cover the bottom (plus a little extra if you like)
4) Saute onion slivers  for about 3 mins or until soft
5) Add in green beans and toss
6) Add lemon pepper seasoning
(this is defiantly a trial and error step even for me depending on the amount of green beans. You should add in a
little at a time and taste as you go.)
TIP *You can always add in more seasoning but its very hard to take it back out
7) Toss over low-medium heat for about 5 mins
8) Add in chopped garlic
TIP *Wait to add the garlic until the very last minute or two. No one likes that bitter taste that burnt garlic has.


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