Dry-Fried Green Beans

I have no idea where this recipe came from originally, but it’s a fiery way to enjoy these end-of-season green beans. No Sichuan peppercorns? Just skip them. As a matter of fact, skip the peppercorns and the chilies if you want a milder dish.

Braised Beans with Tomatoes, Garlic and Mint

I just saw this recipe on SeriousEats.com this week and I love what the author said:

“If you ask me, people don’t overcook their vegetables often enough. The truth is, vegetables can sometimes be absolutely delicious when cooked until there isn’t a trace of crispness left. In fact, some vegetables practically require long cooking—like these beans braised in tomatoes, which are best only after you’ve cooked them to death.”