Green Beans With Water Chestnuts

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Servings: 3-4
  • About This Recipe

    “Love those water chestnuts they spruce up so many dishes. Do not over cook the beans”


  • 1 (227ml) cans water chestnuts, cut each in half
  • 1lbgreen beans, trimmed
  • 1mediumonion, chopped
  • 3tablespoons butter or 3tablespoonsmargarine
  • salt
  • 1/4 teaspoonmace
  • Directions

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add beans and cook for 6-8 minutes.
  • Melt the butter/margarine in a skillet, add onion and saute for 7 minutes, stirring.
  • Stir in salt, mace and water chestnuts; saute 2 minutes.
  • Add beans and saute until heated through.
  • Reviews

  • “A nice change of pace that fancies up green beans (I steamed mine). The mace gives a nice hint of flavour to it and the novelty of water chestnuts is a treat.”

  • “I agree with you, Bergy….those water chestnuts really do jazz up many veggies.This a great example.I loved the bit of mace and the crunchiness of the water chestnuts mixed with the green beans.I had almost 1 1/2 lbs of beans, but kept all the other amounts the same.These will be a part of my holiday table!Thanx for posting!”