It doesn’t get much simpler than the following recipe, but sometimes even the simplest of recipes are the tastiest. If you grow yellow beans in your garden like I do, then you know as much as you love them, there’s always an ample supply of them. I boil them, steam them, add them to soup and stews, pickle them and share them with friends. The other night after picking some from the garden, I quickly looked for a different way to serve them and found the following recipe. It’s very basic, but the buttered, toasted crumbs added a nice nutty, crunch to them. We enjoyed them and I hope you do too.
Wax Beans With Buttered Bread Crumbs
• 4 Cups of whole fresh wax (yellow) beans
• 1/4 cup of butter
• 1/2 cup of white bread crumbs (I used Panko Bread Crumbs)
• Salt, to taste
Wash and trim beans into thirds (or one-inch pieces). Steam the beans for 15 to 18 minutes using an electric steamer or double boiler. Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add beans and toss to coat in butter. Add 1/2 cup of white bread crumbs and continue to cook until bread crumbs are toasted (about another 5 to 10 minutes). Salt to taste.