This isn’t even a recipe. It’s a fraud perpetrated on my children, who both insist that they do not like green beans. This week, I wanted a quick preparation that was easy enough that I wouldn’t be irritated when the kids refused to go beyond a courtesy bite. I blanched them – 5 minutes in boiling water, then into an ice bath so that they were still crisp. On a whim, I decided to place them upright in cups and call them “Green Bean Dippers.” I served them with a little dish of olive oil sprinkled with pepper and parmesan. The dip wasn’t all that great, but the kids ate green bean after green bean. Happily.
I hate to admit it, but presentation really can make a difference. I can’t wait to head back to the Farmer’s Market to get more for next week. We will change the dip for next time, though – any suggestions?