Reinvent a classical immature bean casserole

For a holidays, there are people who positively adore a classical immature bean stew done with precipitated soup, canned beans and finished boiled onions.

I get a nostalgia. And a suspicion is a winning one: proposal immature beans enveloped in a tawny salsa and surfaced with crispy crunchy oniony things.

But how about a fresher take on a concept?

Here, shallots are crisped in oil (which afterwards can be used for sautéing other things, as it will be easily infused with a season of a shallots). Those will go on top.

Haricot verts are thin, immature immature beans that are some-more proposal than their sturdier, fibre bean cousins. They are also a bit pricier, though this is a holiday, after all, and we are reinventing a classic, so it’s value seeking them out.

And a salsa is a poetic miscellany of sautéed uninformed mushrooms and a mix of gas and half-and-half that is only tawny and thick enough, though still on a ethereal side, so a flavors of all those uninformed mixture can come right on through.


Serves 10

Start to finish: 45 minutes


5 shallots, really thinly sliced

Canola or unfeeling oil for frying

Kosher salt to taste


2 pounds haricot verts, ends trimmed

2 tablespoons butter

1 bruise mushrooms, wiped purify and roughly chopped (any kind of mushrooms, button, cremini, wild, whatever we like)

3 shallots, minced

3 tablespoons flour

2 cups duck or unfeeling broth

1 crater half and half

Kosher salt and creatively belligerent peppers to taste

Fresh parsley or chervil to ornament (optional)

Preheat a oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a shoal 3-quart casserole. Bring a vast pot of pickled H2O to a boil.

Line a image with paper towels. Place a 5 sliced shallots in a tiny saucepan and flow in canola or unfeeling oil to cover. Place a vessel on a stove, spin a feverishness to middle and concede a shallots to cook, stirring spasmodic until they spin middle brown. Drain them in a fine-mesh sieve, renting a oil for another use, afterwards spin a shallots onto a paper-plate lined image and peck with another paper towel. Sprinkle with salt.

Fill a vast play with H2O and some ice. Plunge a haricot verts into a pot of prohibited water, and prepare for about 5 minutes, only until frail tender. Drain and thrust a partially baked immature beans into a ice H2O to stop a cooking. Drain.

Melt a butter in vast skillet. Sauté a mushrooms until they’re browned and any glass they have expelled has evaporated, about 6 minutes. Add a 3 chopped shallots and sauté for another 2 mins until a shallots are somewhat softened. Sprinkle a flour over them, and continue to sauté for another 2 mins until a flour coats a mushrooms well, and turns golden. Slowly flow in a gas while stirring. Stir in a half and half, and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until a glass thickens. Add a partially baked immature beans. Turn into a prepared casserole. Bake until prohibited and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle a crispy sliced shallots over a stew and bake for 5 some-more mins until shallots are prohibited and re-crisped. Serve hot.

Nutrition information per serving: 162 calories; 102 calories from fat; 11 g fat (7 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 39 mg cholesterol; 248 mg sodium; 13 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 5 g protein.

Katie Workman has created dual cookbooks focused on easy, family-friendly cooking, “Dinner Solved!” and “The Mom 100 Cookbook.” She blogs during She can be reached during

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