Fagiolini al burro

French beans with butter   Traditional recipe

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  • 600 g (21oz) French beans
  • 50 g (1 3/4oz) butter
  • Bunch of parsley
  • Salt
  • Chilli
  • Time:
    a few minutes
  • Difficulty:
    easy recipe
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: XX (kcal) - XX (kJ)
    Protein: XX (g)
    Total fat: XX (g)
    Total carbohydrate: XX (g)
    Sugars: XX (g)

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Top, tail and string the French beans. Steam them for 10-15 minutes, according to their size, until nice and crisp; you can add a slice of lemon to the boiling water. Drain and run under cold water to stop the cooking. In a saucepan, melt the butter without browning it; add the French beans, salt, chilli, if you like, and chopped parsley. Simmer for few minutes, stirring.
They should be served hot.


  • - Butter can be substituted with 3 tablespoons olive oil for a lighter dish; in this case you can add a clove of garlic if you like. You can use freshly ground pepper instead of chilli.