Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Potatoes and Green Beans

This is one of my favorite side dishes ever. The butter mixed with the garlic complement the potatoes and green beans so well. You can also add fresh herbs to give the dish a whole different taste if you like.

  • Water to cover both the potatoes and beans
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pound very small red potatoes, washed well, skins on
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, stem ends snapped off, broken in half or thirds if long
  • Garlic to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Additional salt to taste

  1. Start the water, salt and sugar to a boil while prepping the potatoes.
  2. Add the potatoes as soon as they're prepped, cover and let cook until nearly done. (Actual time will vary based on the size and density of the potatoes.)
  3. Add the beans, return to a boil and cook for about 7 minutes or until the beans are well-cooked but still bright green. Drain.
  4. Return to the hot pot and toss with garlic and butter. Add salt if needed. 
Nutritional Information:
Yields 8 servings. Per Serving: Weight Watchers 4 points+, 157 Cal; 4 g Protein; 3 g Tot Fat; 31 g Carb; 6 g Fiber
Recipe from 2008

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