Saturday, January 19, 2013

Roasted Green Beans

These are a wonderful substitute for french fries or any other starchy, fried deliciousness you oft crave. I also have it on good authority that people who typically loathe veggies actually enjoy these. Shh, don't tell! 

It is yet another non-recipe. It's entirely up to your own tastes and preferences! 

Ingredients:  
  • A few handfuls of fresh green beans (I get mine in bags in the produce section) 
  • Olive oil (a couple tablespoons)
  • Coarse salt
  • Seasoning salt
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 425F.


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In a large bowl, drizzle about two tablespoons of oil over the green beans. Use a hand to mix. 


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Sprinkle a little of each spice over the green beans, then mix more with hand. Continue until it seems as though every green bean has gotten a good amount of seasoning. (I typically do a couple pinches of salt, a lot of garlic powder, a couple sprinkles of cayenne, and small sprinkles of the other seasonings each time I stir the beans).


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(If your hand looks like this when you're done, you did it right!)

Once everything is good and mixed and the oven is heated, pour onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. 


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Bake for 20 minutes, then flip. 


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Continue cooking for about 15 more minutes, until they are nice and brown looking. 


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Try to get these to your plate before finishing them off...

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Drew and I always end up eating them all straight from the oven, standing at the stove. They make a pretty excellent appetizer.



Enjoy! 


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