Green Beans With Crisp Garlic, Chile, And Basil
| serves: 4|
active: 30 min
total: 45 min
Cook beans in a 4- to 5-quart pot of boiling salted water, uncovered, until just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain beans in a colander.
Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then fry garlic, stirring frequently, until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes (watch carefully; garlic burns easily).
Discard all but about 1 tablespoon oil from skillet, then cook chile over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add beans and salt and toss until heated through. Remove from heat and add fried garlic and basil, tossing to combine.
Gourmet, September 2003