Garlic Green Beans with Breadcrumbs

The first time I made these I was in Year 10 at school (15) and had never been kissed. I made them with the potatoes above and a stuffed loin of veal, which was sensational but I’ve never made since. The potatoes and beans however are on fairly high rotation.

Garlic Green Beans with Garlic

  • 750g green beans, topped and tailed
  • 2 tblsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic, finely topped and smooshed to a paste
  • 2 tblsp fresch breadcrumbs
  • 2 tblsp flatleaf parsley, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 25g butter
  1. Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil, cook the beans for 6-8 minutes
  2. Drain and drop into cold water
  3. Heat the oil in a frypan
  4. Add the garlic, breadcrumbs, parsley and seasonings, cook for 1 minute
  5. Add the butter
  6. Add the beans and toss to warm through