Fresh green beans are available year around in the produce section of our grocery stores. Or, you may have an abundance of green beans in your garden. I remember when I was growing up, my Mom would spend several days canning green beans because we had so many of them. But, we enjoyed the canned green beans all year long.
Because they are so readily available, I usually cook them at least once a week But, if you are a beginning cook…. or one who has always cooked vegetables from the canned goods section or the freezer section…..what do you do with fresh green beans???? Here’s my success secret for fresh cut green beans….
Rinse the beans thoroughly under cool running water in a colander. Use kitchen scissors to clip off the ends of each bean. Clip the ends in a bowl to discard and put the clipped beans in another bowl. ( Have you noticed that I use kitchen scissors in almost every meal? They are such a great time saver for many of the chores we do.)
Now you are ready to cook the beans. Be sure to try my Crock Pot Green Beans recipe that is pictured here. It combines green beans, halved new potatoes and chunks of ham for home style goodness. And the best part of this recipe is that the crock pot does all of the work for you.