Friday, February 17, 2012

Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

 The point of roasting is to cook the vegetables at a high temperature so that the sugars will caramelize and the flavor becomes even more intense, but it makes them a little crispy instead of soft and mushy.  I've heard it said that barbecuing is to summer what roasting is to fall and winter. 

2 c. fresh green beans
2 T. olive oil
1 T. Kosher salt
1 t. Pepper
1 t. garlic, minced
Grated Parmesan cheese

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the green beans in a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil over the green beans.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic. Toss the green beans to coat them evenly. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the green beans. Toss again to coat the beans evenly with the Parmesan cheese.

2.  Lay the green beans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes (mine took closer to 25 minutes, so watch carefully) or until the cheese melts and the beans turn a light golden brown  Enjoy!