String Beans Almondine

Course : Cajun
Serves: 4
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1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 stick margarine
1/4 cup liquid from beans
1 can French-style string beans
1 pound fresh string beans or

Preparation / Directions:

Wash fresh beans and remove ends and strings. Cover with boiling water to which 1/2 tsp. salt has been added. Cook uncovered for 20 to 30 min, or until tender. Drain and reserve 1/4 cup liquid. Slice beans lengthwise into long, thin strips. Melt margarine in saucepan. Add almonds and sauté until edges are light brown. Remove with slotted spoon. Add 1/4 cup liquid from beans and stir. Add string beans and heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally. Add oregano and almonds; salt and pepper to taste and mix lightly with fork until heated through.

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