Here’s the simple and delicious answer to all of those beans…and it’s exciting to cook. (you may want to turn off the fire alarm)
Half pound of beans (2 handfulls)
1 Tablespoon oil –peanut and or sesame are best
1 clove garlic chopped coarsely
2 table spoons soy sauce or white wine
Wash beans and set aside, don’t worry about drying them. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan/skillet on high until oil begins to smoke slightly. Add the beans and toss until covered with oil, keep heat on high. Toss every 30 seconds or so or when beans begin to brown in the intense heat. After 2 minutes add garlic and toss in to mix. Heat for 30 seconds and add soy sauce or white wine, tossing again. The soy/wine will steam the beans a bit. Remove and serve when all the liquid has evaporated.