Green Bean Casserole
trimmed and halved
French fried onions
salt and pepper
Start out by blanching the green beans, which you have trimmed and snapped, in salted boiling water for about 4 minutes. Drain the beans and rinse them with cold water.
Sauté the mushrooms in 2 Tbsp of butter. Once the mushrooms liquid has been released, season them with salt and pepper.
Once the liquid cooks up, add the rest of the butter.
Add the flour to the mushrooms and let them cook for 1 - 2 minutes.
Gradually add the chicken stock and follow up with the heavy cream. Cook until the sauce has thickened.
Combine the green beans and 1 cup of the French fried onions with the mushroom sauce.
Add the mixture to a buttered 9 x 13 casserole dish. Bake uncovered in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 - 35 minutes.
Remove from the oven and top the casserole with the remaining French fried onions. Bake for another 5 - 10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.
You don’t have to use the whole cup of onions for the topping, you’d be fine with a half cup, but my husband is a major French fried onion fan, so that’s why this recipe is a little heavy on them.