Vintage Green Beans Amandine

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Green beans amandine is a classic dish that’s graced American tables for generations. Its name may sound fancy-schmancy, but it’s all about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. Let’s walk down memory lane with this vintage green beans amandine recipe. 😌

A dash of elegance and a heap of comfort— that’s what green beans amandine brings to the table. Crisp green beans meet the toasty crunch of almond slivers in a symphony of textures. Now, let’s get cracking and blanch right into it! 🌱

The recipe’s beauty lies in its straightforwardness. It starts with fresh, vibrant green beans. Then, a simple blanching technique keeps the beans crisp and retains their beautiful green color. The almonds, or ‘amandine’ if we’re feeling fancy, add a delightful crunch.

Green Beans, The Lean Green Health Machine

Green beans are not just delicious; they are packed with nutritional benefits. They are low in calories, high in fiber, and an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K. Cooking these lean green health machines is a cinch, and they are ready in a snap.

Tip: Use fresh, firm green beans for the best texture and flavor.

Almonds, the second star of our dish, are a crunchy delight. Roasting them not only intensifies their nutty flavor but also makes them irresistibly crispy. It’s the secret to making your beans go from blandine to amandine! 😉

Classic Never Goes Out of Style

There’s something to be said for the tried and true. This recipe has stood the test of time, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a cinch to prepare, it’s healthy, and it’s downright delicious. Now that’s what we call a triple-bean advantage! 🌟

Tip: Be careful not to overcook the beans. They should be bright green and crisp-tender.

So, are you ready to rediscover the classic charm of green beans amandine? It’s a side dish that feels fancy without being fussy, making it perfect for weeknight dinners and special occasions alike.

Let’s go back in time with this vintage green beans amandine recipe.

Tip: Toast the almonds just until golden. They can burn quickly!

Vintage Green Beans Amandine

Course: Side DishCuisine: American


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Fresh green beans and toasted almonds come together for a side dish that’s perfect for everyday dinners and special occasions alike.


  • 1 lb fresh green beans

  • 3 tbsp butter

  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Trim the ends off the green beans. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch the green beans until they are bright green and crisp-tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Drain the green beans and plunge them into ice water to stop the cooking process. Once they are completely cool, drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the almonds and cook until they are golden and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently to prevent the almonds from burning.
  • Add the drained green beans to the skillet. Toss to combine, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the beans are heated through, about 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately.


  • For a vegan version, substitute the butter with olive oil.
  • You can substitute fresh green beans with frozen ones. There’s no need to thaw them; just add a couple of minutes to the blanching time.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use other types of nuts?
A: Yes, if you’re not a fan of almonds, you can substitute them with toasted pecans, walnuts, or even pine nuts.

Q: What can I serve with Green Beans Amandine?
A: This dish pairs well with almost any main course. It’s excellent with roasted chicken, grilled steak, or baked fish.

Q: Can I make this dish ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can blanch the beans and toast the almonds in advance. Just before serving, toss everything together in the skillet as directed.

Q: How can I reheat leftovers?
A: Reheat leftovers in a skillet over medium heat. Add a splash of water to keep the beans from drying out.

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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