Elizabeth’s Green Beans Charleston

(From Dinner at Miss Lady’s: Memories and Recipes from a Southern Childhood by Luann Landon)

2 pounds green beans, washed and trimmed

6 tablespoons butter

2 small onions, thinly sliced

1 large clove garlic

½ teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

8 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

In a large pot, bring 3 quarts of salted water to a boil. Add beans. Reduce heat and simmer beans until just tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onions and stir constantly over medium heat for 1 minute. Crush garlic and add to onions. Add beans and toss lightly over medium heat until coated with butter.

Meanwhile, toast sesame seeds in a 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes, being careful not to burn.

Add sesame seeds and parsley to green beans, toss lightly, and serve at once.

8 servings

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