Crisp-tender green beans mixed with butter and garlic—this is the side dish you’ve been waiting for!
In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat for 1 minute (oil should be hot but not smoking).
Add green beans, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally with rubber spatula, until spotty brown, 4 to 6 minutes.
Carefully add water to skillet. Cover and cook until green beans are bright green, about 2 minutes. Use oven mitt to remove lid (be careful—steam will be hot!).
To make trimming green beans quick and easy, line up several green beans on a cutting board and cut off tough ends. Do same thing on other side of beans.
Follow the steps on the next two slides when you need to mince garlic cloves for a recipe. Garlic is sticky, so you may need to carefully wipe it from the sides of the knife to get the pieces of garlic back onto the cutting board, where you can cut them.
(You can also use a garlic press to both peel and mince garlic—so easy.)