Amanda Freitag's Green Beans With Toasted Almonds Recipe

Jazz Up Your Turkey With This Classic Side Dish

GMA Recipes Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Food Network favorite Amanda Freitag and author of "The Chef Next Door" shares her Thanksgiving recipe for this classic dish with "Good Morning America."


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 Shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup raw sliced almonds
  • 1 pound string beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    Prep: Trim the string beans. Peel and slice the shallots.

    Blanch the string beans in boiling water.

    In a 14-inch sauté pan, heat the butter over medium-high heat, letting it get foamy and light brown.

    Add the shallots and almonds and toast them in the butter for 1 to 2 minutes, or until warmed through and coated with butter.

    Add the beans and use tongs to toss them around in the pan. Season with the salt and crack of pepper.

    This dish is great when served family-style on a large platter. Serve a heaping pile of green beans, topped with the almonds shallots, brown butter.

    Makes 3 cups, to serve about 4.

    Reprinted with permission from "The Chef Next Door: A Pro Chef’s Recipes for Fun, Fearless Home Cooking" by Amanda Freitag.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for "Good Morning America."

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: butter, shallots, almonds, string beans

    Course: Dinner

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