These green beans are a staple in my house. I have some picky eaters, but this is a hit with everyone.
1/2 lb of fresh or frozen french green beans, ends trimmed, and left whole.
2 pats of butter
1 clove of garlic finely minced, or put through a garlic press
1/2 tsp of dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
1. Turn stove on to a medium heat. Melt the 2 pats of butter. When melted add the garlic, stirring to keep from burning.
2. When the garlic turns a golden color, add the green beans, and saute. Then add the thyme when the green beans are coated in the garlic butter mixture and have turned a bright green.
3. Cook until the green beans reach an al dente. about 10-15 minutes depending on fresh or frozen. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.