Green Beans Amandine
A rich browned butter and white wine sauce updates this holiday mainstay. Haricots verts are French-style green beans that are slender and delicate. You can usually find bags of them in the produce section. The packaged beans are often trimmed, which saves time. You can sub traditional green beans; steam those about 2 minutes longer in Step 1.
To make ahead: Steam green beans (Step 1) up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate in an airtight container.
Tip: Make sure you have all the ingredients prepped before you begin cooking the beans in the skillet. The butter sauce can go from browned to burnt quickly, so you'll need to keep a close eye on this dish as it cooks. It's best to melt the butter and toast the almonds at a lower heat and watch carefully until they reach a light golden-brown color.