2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 lemon, zest and juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add your olive oil and butter and stir until the butter is melted. Add the garlic and stir until the garlic is just beginning to brown, it should take about one minute. Add the red pepper flakes and stir for another thirty seconds. Add the green beans and continue to cook until the beans are heated through and coated with the butter, another few minutes. Plate the beans and toss with the lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe is adapted from the Food Network.