String beans (of the green, yellow and purple varieties) are most delicious when devoured less than an hour after being picked – these are the first picking from my garden. Nona, my great-aunt, always made them best. Here’s her “recipe”
Nona’s Green Beans
1ish pounds of green beans
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup sour cream
Gently steam the green beans for just a couple of minutes in a medium-sized saute pan with just a couple tablespoons of water. Strain out the water and while hot, add the butter, salt and sour cream. Stir until everything has fondued together.