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Green runner beans fried in garlic and olive oil

Green, purple and white runner beans are in season! Yay! There are hundreds of ways to serve runner beans. The worst way is to boil them to death and serve them unadorned. In the past couple of decades this has been one of the more fashionable ways to try and serve vegetables. Traditionally vegetables were always accompanied with a good dollop of butter or lard – or drizzled in natural olive oils. Ever since natural fats were falsely accused and falsely found guilty of causing our current obesity epidemic they have been banished from accompanying vegetables to the supper table. Yet, when vegetables are served plain with no natural fats to stimulate the taste buds who can blame the kids for refusing to eat their greens? Happily for us there are plenty of traditional ways to serve runner beans and for the best recipe we must once again turn to France to lead the way. Green runner beans are growing two a penny at the moment. So, if you find the market offering you haricot …