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Roasting wax or green beans?

oolah Sep 9, 2008 04:00 PM

Anyone ever try roasting wax or green beans? I usually prepare them sauteed or just boiled, and I've never seen a recipe that calls for roasting them, but I thought I might try it.

I have a huge batch of wax beans from my CSA and I'm roasting a chicken, so I'm considering tossing them in some olive oil and marjoram and adding them to the pan.


  1. thew Sep 10, 2008 07:01 AM

    i've roasted green beans... absolutely delicious

    1. c
      chez cherie Sep 10, 2008 06:53 AM

      just roasted some for a class last night--with artichoke hearts and walnuts. i use at least a 400 degree oven, but up to 450. as you said, toss with a bit of olive oil, and season as you wish. single layer on a baking sheet. time will depend on the size of the beans and your oven temp, but 18-22 min. is about right. they will look a bit shriveled, but the flavors are concentrated and earthy. i love roasted green and yellow beans....and any other veg. it's my "go to" method for any veg but lettuce, pretty much.

      1. q
        Querencia Sep 10, 2008 06:47 AM

        Sounds to me as if they might dry out, but try it and see. Meanwhile, if you have a lot of beans, consider these very good Dilly Beans: Pack raw green or wax beans in a jar, upright, as tight as you can get them. Along with the beans, pack in a lot of garlic, dill, hot chile flakes, and mustard seed. Bring a cup each of vinegar and water to a boil with 2 tablespoons of salt. Pour over beans to cover. Refrigerate for a month before using. Good with beer.

        1. s
          Susan627 Sep 9, 2008 04:33 PM

          You may not have all the ingredients on hand but I love this recipe for lemon roasted green beans that was in Bon Appetit. It seems like you can hardly go wrong roasting any vegetable!


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