Every good ham needs a side dish, and this recipe for Green Beans with Tarragon sounds perfect. Why? Besides being full of things I like, it sounds like it will be quick and easy too. Plus it’s always good to add something green to your plate. I’m bad about that—carbs usually win out over greens for me. However, this recipe sounds like an easy way to add one of my favorite vegetables to my plate. I’m all for that!
This is my husband Jack’s go-to recipe for preparing green beans. There’s just something about the green beans paired with tarragon and the light garlic seasoning that really enhances the flavor of the green beans.
This recipe has just a few ingredients, and I had most on hand. All I had to shop for was the produce. The fresh tarragon and green beans were only a few dollars. It actually felt a little weird to only need two inexpensive items for part of my Christmas dinner, but I’m not complaining.
My tarragon green beans were ready in just 15 minutes. I put a 4-quart pot of water on the stove to boil while I snapped the stems off the green beans. The water wasn’t quite ready by then, so I went ahead and mixed the rest of the ingredients in a ramekin so they would be ready.
The water was boiling by that time, so I put the green beans in for 6 minutes (I like them pretty tender). Once they were ready, all I had to do was drain them, put them back into the pot, and stir in the butter and seasonings. That’s it!