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Herbed Green & Wax Beans

From Duette, FL

<p>Adding a bundle of herbs (bouquet garni) to the steaming liquid imparts subtle flavor and aroma to the vegetables.</p>
Source: (Entered by Betty Fasig)
Serves: 4

4 sprigs thyme
4 sprigs parsley
1 bay leaf
1 cup water
1/2 pound green beans, trimmed
1/2 pound wax beans trimmed
1 tsp olice oil
1/2 tsp butter, softened
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Step by Step Instructions
  1. 1.Tie thyme, parsley, and bay leaf together with twine. Place in a large skillet with 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil, cook one minute. Add beans; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain well. Discard herbs. Place beans in a bowl. Add oil and remaining ingredients; toss well to coat.