Add butter to skillet and place over medium heat. When butter has melted, add panko crumbs and move the panko crumbs around in the skillet with a spoon until they become lightly brown and toasted. Add chopped herbs. This process should take 3 minutes. Set aside.
Saute Green Beans
Add extra virgin olive oil to a skillet and place over medium high heat. Add green beans and saute until the green beans start to get tender. Add salt and minced garlic. Continue to saute until green beans become tender and crisp to your liking. Taste test while the green beans are being sauteed as you do not want to overcook or undercook. They should be tender, crisp, and vibrant in color.
Remove green beans from skillet and top with prepared panko crumbs.
As the green beans are sauteing, taste test along the way to ensure that they are tender and crisp to your liking. You do not want to end up with overcooked or undercooked green beans.
If your making French green beans as I did in this recipe, they'll require less cooking time than regular green beans.