This is a dish I learned to make with my mom when we lived in Indiana. It is a dish that all of us of different ages, from babies to teens to adults, love. It is a dish that is incredibly easy to make, but also incredibly rewarding. It is a dish that can be made a week in advance and reheated in the oven the next day. It is a dish that has the potential to become a family tradition.
When I was growing up I remember my family eating boiled green beans with salt, vinegar, and chopped onions every single week. It wasn’t a dish that we talked about often, but if there was a game on, we’d all eat it. Now I have a much younger version of this dish, with vegetables instead of onions and garlic. It’s a dish that everyone loves, and it’s something I can make in less than an hour.
The only issue I have with boiled green beans is that they are just too darn hot. But there are many reasons to make them, and the one I like best is the fact that they are a great breakfast. They are healthy, easy to prepare, and delicious.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t ever really get hungry until I’m hungry. I have tried to replicate this phenomenon on the stove, but the heat of the pan is a little too much for me. I don’t like to cook anything that I don’t eat. And I don’t really eat anything that’s too hot. But I’ve found that hot green beans are one of those things that I don’t have to be hungry for.
The same people who are great at taking the food out of the pan without burning themselves, as well as the people who can pick up an entire pot of beans and put it in the microwave, are also great at eating them with their bare hands. And then, of course, there are the people who can do it themselves. Its not just bean-eaters who can do it. But I digress.
So to be honest, I was a horrible cook the first time I tried to boil green beans. Not only did it take me about 45 minutes, but I thought I was going to murder my girlfriend. A lot of people can do it though.
It turns out that the only people who can boil and eat green beans are people with some sort of culinary aptitude. And unfortunately for us, I don’t think there’s anyone on the planet who can boil and eat green beans. But luckily for me, I live in the land of the bean-eaters.
So, after boiling green beans, it’s a lot easier to eat them, right? Not exactly. The problem with boiled green beans is that they are incredibly hard to turn into a soup, but I digress. So we have boiling, which takes a lot longer than cooking, and then, after making it into a soup, it’s a lot easier to eat. And the only people who can boil and eat are people who are able to boil and eat.
But boiling and eating green beans are not the only ways to do it.
The truth is that boiling is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to make food. That doesn’t mean you should do it. But if you’re going to eat the very best green beans, do it right. That’s because the best way to cook them is to boil them. The best way to eat them, though, is to cut them up and then put them back in the pot.