Rattlesnake Green Beans

Ever heard of a rattlesnake green bean? Me neither! Until a couple of weeks ago. My friend Phyllis needed help harvesting her massive garden so Don and I and a couple of friends went to help her pick green beans, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Phyllis sent us home with a good bunch of each – thanks SO MUCH Phyllis! šŸ™‚


I spent a couple of hours last week prepping and blanching our beans while also making fresh pico with the tomatoes. (It seems like we use our pico in damn near every dish these days. It’s good stuff.)


To prep the beans, I took off the ends and cut them into pieces about 2-3 inches long.


I boiled them for three minutes, put them in an ice bath for three minutes, then drained them.


I ended up with 4 packages about .70 lbs each. Perfect for side dishes for two!


I think you’ve got to keep it simple, keep it fresh. Stay away from all that processed stuff, read the labels.
~ Emeril LagasseĀ 


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