- 3/4 pound green beans, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
- Salt and pepper
Bring a large saucepan three-fourths full of water to a boil. Add the beans and boil until tender and still slightly resistant to the bite, 3-5 minutes. Drain, immerse the beans in cold water to stop the cooking and drain well again. In a wok or frying pan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil, swirling to coat the bottom and sides of the pan. When the oil is hot, add the beans and stir and toss every 10-15 seconds until they just begin to brown, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and basil; stir and toss for 30 seconds longer. Remove from the heat, add salt and pepper to taste; toss to combine. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Serve immediately. Serves 2-4.