|pounds green beans, fresh or frozen
|tablespoon canola oil
|tablespoons unsalted butter
|cup HORMEL® CURE 81® diced ham
|medium onion, sliced
|garlic cloves, minced
|teaspoon kosher salt
|liter black pepper
|cup slivered almonds
If fresh green beans, blanch in boiling water for 1 minute, drain in colander so water runs off. If frozen green beans, sit in water until defrosted, drain in colander so water runs off.
Heat skillet on medium-high heat. Add oil and butter, once hot add ham and onions sauté for 1-2 minutes, add green beans, garlic and season with salt and pepper, cook for 2-5 minutes (until water cooks out, no more steam) adjust seasoning and pour into serving vessel.
In a separate skillet over medium heat toast almonds for 3-4 minutes until almonds smell slightly toasted. Pour over top of green beans and enjoy!