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How do you make green beans almondine?

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To make green beans almondine, cook 1 pound of green beans in salted water until tender. In a hot skillet, add 1/3 cup almonds, and cook for 30 seconds. Add 3 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, the cooked green beans, salt and pepper. Cook for two minutes, and serve.

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To make a flavorful green bean almondine dish with garlic and blue cheese, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and use aluminum foil to line a baking dish. Cut the top of three garlic heads so that you can see the cloves. With the cut side facing up, place the garlic heads on the baking dish, and season with salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Bake for one hour, and remove from the oven. When cool, remove the skins from the garlic cloves, and set the skins aside.

Set the oven temperature at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Boil a pot of water, and cook 1 pound of fresh trimmed green beans for six minutes. Drain the water, and place the beans in a bowl of cold water. In a hot skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter, add 1/3 cup of sliced almonds, and cook for four minutes. In a large bowl, combine the beans, garlic, olive oil and almonds. Add salt and 1 pinch of cayenne or black pepper, and toss. Put everything in a baking dish, top with 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese, and bake for 15 minutes.

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