A dab of butter and fresh dill turns plain-old green beans into a dish worthy of Sunday dinner.
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.
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.
Toss with remaining tablespoon butter and dill. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.