How to Clean Green Beans [Intro music] To clean your green beans wash them first and drain them. Then using your fingers break both ends. And pull. Green beans can be stringy, so you want to be able to remove the string by breaking it and pulling. Okay. And do that for all your green beans. Always clean them by hand. In France we break and cut both ends. In North America I see many times in restaurants if the green beans are not stringy, they will leave it attached this end here, but they will always remove the one that attached them to the branches. You know, from the green beans they’re hanging like that. So it’s really up to you, but the bottom line is green beans shouldn’t be stringy, so you must remove it if there is any. Okay.