The ONLY way to enjoy french beans, in my opinion.
The best green beans ever! Quick and delicious!
Sometimes I make them crispy and others they are steamed/limp. I'll comment on how to make the difference. Crispy tastes more fresh, so if you're not into that business, then go for the limper version!
Ok, so add your beans. I put them all the same direction and try to make an even layer.
Then sprinkle a generous dose of the salts atop the beans. Once you make it you get an idea of about how much you prefer. Some people like a lot, others like them more plain. Me? I like a nice dose, so mine look like this!
IF YOU WANT THEM CRISP: After you add the salts, let it cook for about 5 mins on med-low heat. Now STOP here and eat up for a fresher tasting version.
IF YOU WANT THEM LIMPIER: After you add the salt, let them cook for a few mins on med-low heat, then, do as the picture shows, and add some water. I add enough so that the bottom of the pan is just about covered. Then I put a lid on top and let the beans simmer for about 5 mins. You don't really need to stir them.