For the record, I hate green beans, but I love French green beans, which are thinner and have a more delicate flavor. These are not the French sliced green beans in the frozen food section of your market although you could certainly adapt this recipe to use them. I find these whole French Green Beans at Trader Joe’s markets. If you can find them, great. Otherwise, you can make this recipe with regular old fat green beans.
Cook green beans in a medium size pot with enough water to cover them and 1 tsp. salt. Good until tender but still a bit crunchy. You don’t want mushy green beans.
In a serving dish, combine butter (cut into small pieces), Beau Monde and Cayenne. Mix and serve hot.