One of my favorite ways to prepare fresh vegetables is to roast them. Green beans are no exception. Roasting both deepens and mellows the flavor of the beans.
Roast them for 10-15 minutes for crisp-tender, or longer for a softer and more golden result, as desired.
12 ounces green beans, ends trimmed
1 scant tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a bowl, toss the beans with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Arrange the coated beans in a single layer in a baking dish, roasting pan, or cookie sheet.
Roast the beans in the oven for 10-25 minutes, turning them once or twice, until the beans are cooked to the desired tenderness.
-- 3-4 servings