Also known as runner bean, snap bean, or string bean, a Green Beans is a long and slender vegetable with green pods. There are numerous varieties of Green Beans that all appear the same but differ in width, length and thickness. When preparing, the cap of the Green Bean is typically detached or snapped from the bean pod. The remaining bean can then be cooked whole or broken in half for cooking. Green Beans can be eaten raw or cooked to different degrees of tenderness and added to a variety of food dishes such as salads, soups, stews, and casseroles.
Sautéing is a great cooking method to use for cooking green beans fresh from the garden. Blanching the beans before sautéing will produce beans that are bright green, enhancing the appearance of the finished dish.
Fried green tomatoes may not be the first dish you think of when selecting a side dish for your meal but after trying the recipe below, you may change your mind. These crispy coated green tomatoes provide a tangy flavor and crunchy texture that goes well with many foods.