Slivered Green Beans

The look of these beans may make you remember "Frenched" frozen beans, which were a staple in many homes. These are fresh and crunchy, sparked by a spritz of lime. Don't use the lime until just before serving as it will turn the green beans brown if they sit for a few hours.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces green and yellow beans
  • ¼ cup chicken stock or water
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


Trim beans and slice them lengthwise on the bias.

Heat butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans and sauté for 2 minutes. Drizzle in chicken stock, lime juice and rind and cook for 2 minutes longer or until tender-crisp. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4