Yellow Beans with Butter and Toasted Almonds Recipe
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound yellow beans, ends trimmed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
¾ cup whole blanched almonds, coarsely chopped
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot.
Add 1 tablespoon of the salt and the yellow beans, return to a boil, and cook until just tender, about 2 minutes.
Drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water. Drain again and set aside.
Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the almonds and cook, stirring often, until they begin to turn golden but not brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with the remaining salt and the pepper.
Place the beans in a large bowl, toss with the almonds, and serve.