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Pan-Fried Butter Beans

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"I can see where a recipe title with the words 'fried' and 'butter' appearing one after the other may scare a few people off, but there's no reason to be alarmed. This pan-fried butter beans recipe is delicious, super-easy, and yes, good for you. You can substitute sherry vinegar for the white wine vinegar, if desired. You can substitute other fresh herbs for the rosemary, if desired."
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25 m servings 167
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Cook and stir beans into hot oil until slightly golden and crispy, about 10 minutes. Stir garlic, rosemary, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper into beans; continue cooking until crispy, about 5 minutes. Drizzle vinegar over beans and toss.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 167 calories; 10.2 13.9 5.1 0 373 Full nutrition

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My new favorite way for butter beans ! These would make a great appetizer for happy hour as well, could not stop eating them right out of the skillet! Messed up and did not print the recipe ou...

I didn't have fresh rosemary, so I used dried. I realized after I ate it that I had forgotten to add the salt and pepper. Other than that, I followed the recipe, and it was quite good! Very easy...

I'm not a fan of canned beans so I made this recipe first as listed but I had used fresh beans which didn't cook properly. The beans came out undercooked but the flavor had so much promise. So i...

Delicious. The only thing I didn’t have is white wine vinegar, so I used a splash of red wine vinegar. It worked fine and really enhanced the flavors! I added some left over chopped chicken brea...

Wow, I can’t believe the flavor with just a few ingredients and some canned beans. They almost tasted breaded. I forgot the vinegar at first, and it still was phenomenal. A cheap but deliciou...

I used dried rosemary and probably just 2 tbs of oil and it was FANTASTIC. My 7 yr old called them disgusting but she isn't used to eating butter beans so I don't trust her judgment.

I added chopped onion and sliced cremini mushrooms to the beans right at the beginning so they fried and browned at the same time. I had no white wine vinegar so used rice vinegar. I was pleasa...

I used fresh-frozen Lima’s. My husband only wants them this way now. We loved them!

There is something about this recipe that ... as I’m typing this out it now makes my mouth water. It’s rather addicting... the combination of ingredients... just amazing..