Savory Green Beans
1 lb. green beans
2 Tb. salad oil (I use olive oil now!!)
1 clove garlic
1 Tb. chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. basil leaves (1 Tb. fresh basil is even better!!)
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. boiling water
Wash beans; remove tips, then cut in halves crosswise.
Heat oil in skillet. Cut garlic clove in half and add to oil along with onion; cook 'til soft. Remove garlic.
Add beans and remaining ingredients. Cover and cook over med. heat 'til tender-crisp, about 25 minutes. Add 1 Tb. additional water if necessary.
Kay's note: I sometimes do a beef stir-fry and add these beans instead of the frozen green beans that particular recipe calls for. This makes a good stir-fry dish even better!! Guess I may just have to post that recipe