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Our tender French beans have excellent flavor and texture. Each delicate French bean is gently harvested and trimmed by hand. Enjoy them steamed, sauteed, blanched or microwaved.

French Beans Cooking Suggestions

Makes 2 Servings

Southern Selects French Beans Cooking Suggestions


  • Southern Selects French Beans Microwavable bags


Southern Selects French beans are delicious, nutritious and easy to cook.
Enjoy them microwaved, steamed, boiled or roasted.
Pierce bag with a fork or knife tip.
Place bag on a plate in your microwave and cook on high.

  • 8 ounce bag- 2.5 to 3 minutes
  • 1 lb. bag- 6-7 minutes
  • 2lb. Bag- 8-9 minutes

The bag is HOT. Allow to cool some before handling. Cook times may vary as microwave ovens differ.
Place a steam basket with French beans in a pot with 1 inch of salted boiling water in the bottom.
Cover and cook beans for 3-5 minutes.
Cook French beans, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water until done 3-5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Toss French beans in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Roast, stirring about half way through, for 12 to 15 minutes until they are lightly caramelized.