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French-Cut Green Beans With Dill Butter

A dab of butter and fresh dill turns plain-old green beans into a dish worthy of Sunday dinner.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, September 2003


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound French-cut green beans
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, (or 1/4 teaspoon dried)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. To prepare beans, trim both ends with a paring knife, or snap off. Cut beans in half into approximately equal-size pieces, then carefully split each bean in half lengthwise with a paring knife.

  2. Bring 1 tablespoon butter and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a large skillet. Add beans. Cover; cook over medium-low heat until tender, 16 to 20 minutes.

  3. Toss with remaining tablespoon butter and dill. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.


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