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Spicy green beans

Serves 6

Salt and pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 pounds green beans, trimmed
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

2. In a small skillet heat the oil, garlic, and red pepper over low heat for 2 minutes, or until the garlic is brown. Add butter and cook until it melts; remove from heat.

3. Cook the beans in the boiling water for 2 minutes, or until bright green and tender. Drain and return to the pot. Toss with the oil mixture, salt, and pepper. Keri Fisher

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