Boiled French Beans (Haricots Verts a L’Anglaise) are gloriously fresh, crisp, and healthy. Serve with melted butter, or a rich sauce (Hollandaise, Bearnaise, etc.) Ideal with fish, roasts, or fowl.
- 1 pound French beans
- Top and tail the beans and pull off any hard strings around the edges; wash in cold water and drain.
- Place into boiling salted water, bring back to the boil, skim and boil uncovered fairly rapidly for 4 minutes, keeping the beans crisp and green.
- Drain and serve in a vegetable dish.