Herbed Haricots Verts
2 lbs. haricots verts (slender French green beans),
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1⁄3 cup mixed chopped flat-leaf parsley, tarragon,
chives, and chervil leaves
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add haricots verts and cook until crisp-tender, 3–4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer haricots verts to a bowl of ice water to let chill. Drain and pat dry.
2. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add haricots verts and cook until tender, 2–3 minutes. Stir in herbs; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a platter and serve promptly.
SERVES 4 – 6