Very simple little meal or a side dish in Zagreb cuisine. Freshly cooked string beans dressed (Ger. abschmalzen – to fry, to season, to fatten) in an envelope of butter and breadcrumbs, with the aroma of freshly chopped garlic.
400 g (14 oz) fresh green beans
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons butter
2 tablespoons oil
4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
2 cloves garlic
Cut the ends of the green beans and put them in water. When they boil, add salt and cook for about 15 minutes.
Heat up the butter and oil in the pan and briefly fry the breadcrumbs.
Put the cooked and drained green beans on the fried breadcrumbs, add finely chopped garlic and stir.
Serve as a meal on its own or as a small meal, or as a side dish to boiled eggs or roasted meat.