Baked Haricots Verts with Fried Shallots

Monday , 18, November 2013 Leave a comment

Green Bean Casserole

Thanksgiving & Green Bean Casserole seem to go hand in hand.

I wanted to kick it up a notch this year so I went searching for a yummy recipe…and here it is ūüėČ

Haricots Verts are a thinner version of the Green Beans we all know & love…if you can’t find them…use thin¬†baby Green Beans!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Vegetable Oil
  • 3 large Shallots, cut into 1/8-inch-thick rings¬† making about 3 cups
  • 1 cup plus 3 Tbs.Flour
  • Kosher Salt
  • 2 lb. trimmed Haricots Verts
  • 4 tbsp.unsalted Butter
  • 1-1/2 lb. mixed mushrooms (oyster, shiitake, cremini), coarsely chopped¬† about 7 to 8 cups
  • 2 tbsp. medium Sherry
  • 2 cups lower sodium¬†Chicken or Vegetable¬†Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  • Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet until shimmering hot
  • In a bowl.. toss the Shallots with 1 cup of¬†Flour.. separating the rings and coating them thoroughly.
  • Shake off excess Flour and Fry..stirring occasionally until golden.. 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and season lightly with Salt.
  • Boil the Haricots Verts in salted water¬†until crisp-tender… about 4 minutes.
  • Drain in a colander and cool under cold running water… pat dry.
  • Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
  • Melt the butter in the skillet…Add the Mushrooms.. a pinch of salt.. cook.. stirring often.. until most of the liquid has evaporated and the Mushrooms are beginning to brown.. about 7 minutes.
  • Add Sherry..cook..stirring.. until almost evaporated.. about 1 minute.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 3 Tbs. flour over the Mushrooms in pan¬†and toss to coat. Slowly stir¬†in the Broth and Cream.
  • Simmer.. stirring occasionally.. until the sauce thickens..about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in¬† Haricots Verts..Salt & Pepper to taste.
  • Pour into a 9×13-inch baking dish and bake until bubbling around the edges.. about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven..stir gently to remix…Top with Fried Shallots…
  • Serve…YUM…..
  • ** Crumbled Bacon can be added before baking¬†**¬† Delicious!!¬† ūüôā

Recipe courtesy of Fine Cooking

Baked Haricots Verts with Fried Shallots

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