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Green Bean Casserole with Caramelized Shallots

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Taking a little extra time to slowly brown the shallots adds a lot of extra flavor to this green bean dish. This recipe also works well with caramelized onions if you have even more time to spare.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the beans until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain in a colander.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the butter. Sauté the shallots over medium-high heat until golden brown and caramelized, about 8 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the shallots and cook for 1 minute, until incorporated. Whisk in the milk until smooth. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with the nutmeg, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add the beans and toss to coast.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a 3-quart ceramic baking dish and sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top. Bake for 15 minutes, until heated through and the top is lightly golden brown.
Contributed By Photo © Phoebe Lapine Published November 2012

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