1 pound string beans
1/2 cup coarsely chopped, roasted almonds ( place on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes )
1/2 cup coarsely grated fresh Locatelli Romano cheese
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
3 tablespoons minced garlic
freshly ground black pepper
Bring a large saucepan of cold water to a boil. Add the beans, and cook until crisp-tender, 1-2 minutes for haricot vert, 3-4 minutes for green beans. Remove from the heat, drain, and rinse under cold water. Return to the saucepan with the remaining ingredients, and cook over medium heat until the butter is melted, and the ingredients are well blended, 3-4 minutes.