Green Beans with Buttered Pecans
1/2 lb. green beans
2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Wash beans; trim ends and remove strings. Bring water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add green beans; cook, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until just crisp-tender. Drain and set aside. Melt butter in a non-stick skillet; add chopped pecans and cook until golden, stirring often. Add beans; toss gently and cook until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with pepper. Serves 2.