Finally an updated version of the Thanksgiving classic, Green Bean Casserole With Fried Onions. Cook and laugh along with our zany comedian-Chef! No canned soups or canned onions (yuk!!) in this recipe!!
Printable recipe below:
2 pounds green beans
2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil, divided
1 pound cremini or porto bello mushrooms, sliced
6-7 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
4 large sprigs thyme
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1⁄4 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped and toasted
4 garlic cloves, finely grated
1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large white onion, sliced very thin.
1-2 Cups Flour for coating onions before frying
Preheat oven to 375°. Saute green beans in a large saute pan with 2TBS butter and 2 TBS oil about halfway to tenderness, about 3 minutes per batch. Salt and pepper to taste. Let cool. Set aside.
Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Cook mushrooms until golden brown about 5 minutes. Season with salt and transfer to a plate.
Melt remaining 2 Tbsp. butter in a large saucepan over medium-low. Whisk in flour and cook, whisking occasionally, until roux is golden brown and smells mildly nutty, about 4 minutes. Whisk in milk and cream. Increase heat and bring to a simmer, whisking often, and cook until béchamel sauce is thick and bubbling, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in garlic, thyme and Parmesan; season with salt and pepper.
Mix roux, green beans, walnuts and mushrooms and transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish. Pour sauce over (it may not look like enough, but it will get saucier as it bakes). Bake until sauce is bubbling, 25–30 minutes longer.
Meanwhile, heat frying oil to 350 degrees. Slice 1 large white onion into very thin slices..Coat with flour, shake off excess, and deep-fry in heavy bottomed pot until golden brown. Season with salt and set aside.
When filling is bubbly remove from oven and top with fried onions. Serve immediately.
Green Bean Casserole With Fried Onions Classic Easy Thanksgiving Recipe | Chef Cell