Green Bean Casserole
1 pound green beans, rinsed, trimmed and cut in half
Canadian Sea Salt (Sold at Barrie Olive Oil) and black pepper
2 tbsp. Butter Olive Oil
1 shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup finely chopped mushrooms
2 tbsps. all purpose flour
¾ cup vegetable broth
1 cup of whole milk
1/8 tsp. of cayenne
1 1/2 cups crispy fried onions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt well – it will help season the green beans.
Add green beans and cook for 5 minutes, then drain and place in an ice water bath to stop cooking. Drain and set aside.
In the meantime, start preparing sauce. In a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat, add Butter Olive Oil and shallots and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and stir. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add mushrooms and season with a bit more salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes more or until lightly browned.
Sprinkle in flour and stir. Cook for 1 minute, then slowly add in veggie stock. Add milk next and stir again. Season with a touch more salt and pepper bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low to thicken. Cook for 5-7 minutes more, or until thick and bubbly. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup of the fried onions and all of the cooked green beans. Toss to coat well, and top with remaining fried onions.
Bake in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes, or until warmed through and bubbly and slightly browned on top.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Makes: 4-6 servings