I like most veggies raw, but not my green beans. I don't like them once they have been frozen either. I have tried that time and time again and they just don't resemble a fresh green bean in any way. I do like them canned, but for true perfection this is what you do. You put them in a pressure cooker while they are still fresh. Bring your cooker up to pressure, and cook exactly 3 minutes. Top them with a little real butter, salt, pepper and a tiny bit of Alpine seasoning. I had to close my eyes as I ate them to get the full effect. I could eat a bushel at one sitting. You need to get a pressure cooker...trust me, you do. Thank you God for a lovely garden.