This is one of those dishes where the total is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s so impossibly simple, I feel silly even offering a recipe. But these roasted green beans are too good to miss. Broiling them under high, direct heat imparts a toasty, almost french-fryesque flavor. I hope you’ll give them a try.
-3/4 lb. haricot vert (In a pinch, use regular green beans. I found frozen haricot vert at Trader Joes—they are so delicate and crisp up perfectly in this recipe)
-good fruity olive oil
-sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
On a rimmed baking sheet (small enough to fit into your broiler drawer, if you have one), toss green beans with olive oil, lemon pepper, salt, and pepper.
Broil for 7-9 minutes, or until beans are sizzling and lightly browned. Serve immediately.