A great recipe for Sauteed French Green Beans with Toasted Almonds. Although, if you want an easier version- I have been making mine like this for years with just frozen slender green beans simply sauteed in butter with the almonds.
NYT Cooking: These are perfect green beans: simple flavors combined into an elegant dish that goes with almost anything. Mr. Pepin suggests a roast chicken, but they would pair equally well with a celebratory roast.
8 oz. green beans cut in 2" pcs, 8 oz. red potatoes cut in 1/2" cubes, 1-1/2 TB. margarine, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, 1/8 tsp paprika. Steam vegetables for 8 mins. Transfer to serving bowl and add remaining ingredients. Sprinkle w/paprika.