LOOKING for: Not the string bean casserole again!!

eileenlaunonenMarch 19, 2008

you know the one with the onion and cream of mushroom...anyone have a nice side dish for Easter I have fresh french cut string beans TIA

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lindac

green beans with caramelized onions and a balsamic reduction.
caramelize onions...lots...one large onion per pound of beans is good.
When the onion is nice and soft and golden brown, add some balsamic vinegar and simmer for about 5 minutes, while the green beans are steaming.
When they are crisp tender and bright green, toss them in the pan with the onions and vinegar and cook for about another 2 minutes.
Linda C

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 6:36PM
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marge727

We always use small pieces of bacon cut up and sauteed with chopped onion. Then add the green beans and steam briefly. I sometimes throw in a few garlic cloves also. You can also chop herbs if they are available--fresh marjoram, thyme, whatever is growing in your yard.
Alternate is steam the green beans, drain and then make a sour cream sauce and sprinkle fresh dill over. That would be a cream sauce plus some sour cream. You can also throw some nuts on --pecans or pine nuts.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 8:07PM
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cuffs054

Have you tried it with the "roasted garlic cream of mush"? Killer!!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 9:29PM
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ginger_st_thomas

GREEN BEANS & PEPPERS (serves 6)
24 fresh pearl onions
1 1/2 lbs fresh green beans, sliced diagonally (French works)
3 TBL extra virgin olive oil
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 medium yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt & pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan for garnish

Blanch the onions & drain; remove the skins. Blanch the green beans; drain. Heat the olive oil in a skillet until hot. Add the peppers. Saute just until tender. Stir in the beans, onions, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt & pepper. Cook just until heated through. Spoon into a serving bowl. Garnish w/freshly grated Parmesan. Serve immediately.~~TX Ties

    Bookmark   March 20, 2008 at 5:39AM
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eileenlaunonen

Some great suggestions Thank you!

    Bookmark   March 20, 2008 at 10:03AM
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annova914

These are delicious and a favorite of ours. Ann

Green Beans with Mushroom and Scallions

2 lbs green beans, ends trimmed
3 bunches scallions, chopped
2 Tbsps butter
2 Tbsps olive oil
½ lb large mushrooms, quartered
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Cook green beans for 6 minutes - do not let them get soggy.

Lightly saute mushrooms and scallions in 2 Tbsps butter and 2 Tbsps olive oil in large skillet. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

Drain beans. Toss all ingredients together with lemon juice. Serve immediately.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2008 at 7:12PM
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