Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"New" Green Bean Casserole - twist on the old favorite.

Aside from stuffing and mashed potatoes with gravy, Green Bean Casserole seems to be one of the most recognized (and expected) Thanksgiving side dish.  This version calls for a few unusual seasonings and ingredients - which might wake up your dinner guests as they ask “what’s in this?”

Often recipes call for shallots, and I’ve always substituted onion in it’s place.  But I didn’t realize that a shallot does not taste the same as an onion.  The flavor is a cross between that of an onion and garlic - but less strong than either alone.  It gives a delicate hint of both without overpowering the other ingredients.

Many argue that shallots will not give you onion breath.  That is true in part, but don’t count on it - it’s just ‘different’.  But hey - it’s Thanksgiving!  Who is worried about onion breath anyway?

This recipe was found in Good Housekeeping Magazine November 2009.  If you are tired of “same old, same old” - you just might love it.  I thought it was great for a change, but I still love the standard version.  If I changed it, my family would revolt.  

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