Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions and Bacon


Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions and Bacon

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2 lbs fresh green beans

2 medium onions sliced

breadcrumbs

buttermilk

3 tablespoons butter

16 ounces mushrooms

3 garlic cloved chopped

4 tablespoons flour

1 ½ cup chicken broth

½ cup heavy cream

Salt

Pepper

Bacon

 

Start with boiling or steaming the green beans until they are tender but not fully done, drain them and then shock them in a ice bath before draining again and drying them on a hand towel.  While the green beans are cooking you can cook the amount of bacon that you want in the casserole then place it on a paper towel to drain the grease. Also make sure to save the grease from cooking the bacon because you can use that for many other things such as the giblet gravy.  Next we can start on frying the onions, after they have been sliced drench them in some buttermilk before coating them with the breadcrumbs and placing by the handful into a skillet with the oil of your choice for frying then drain them on a paper towel. Make sure not to cook them till they are too crispy because they will cook a bit more when we place the whole dish into the oven.  Now most people tend to just get a can of mushroom sauce but really this doesn’t take long to make and tastes so much better than anything out of a can. In a skillet over medium heat melt the butter and then add the mushrooms, some people cut them up but I like to just break them up with my hands and place in the butter and cook for about 5 minutes. Next add the garlic and sauté before adding the flour and stirring until everything is fully coated, it will be very thick and hard to mix together, don’t worry though. Add the broth a little at a time while stirring it together between each time till all of the broth is fully absorbed before adding more. Add the heavy cream and then simmer for about 5 minutes stirring the whole time before pouring over the green beans that are in a casserole dish. The sauce will thicken up even more after it has sat for a while. Next place the bacon and the fried onions on top and if you want you can even place some shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top and then place in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. 

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