(by Shirley McNevich)
1 1/4lbs. fresh yellow string beans
2 TBSP butter (sliced into smaller pieces)
1/4 cup crushed Ritz crackers
salt (to your taste) + 1 tsp. salt
fresh ground black pepper (to your taste)
Trim the beans and cut them into whatever size pieces you wish. Place the cut beans into a pot with 1 tsp. salt, then cover them with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat--cook/stir until beans are soft. Remove from heat--drain but DO NOT RINSE. Place the hot beans into a glass bowl--add the butter pieces, salt/pepper and the cracker crumbs--stir just until combined.