Today on The Stay At Home Chef I'm showing you how to make Old-Fashioned Green Bean Casserole This green bean casserole is absolutely delicious
It may very well be the best you'll ever have! No cans of stuff here, we're going all from scratch To start you'll need two thinly sliced white onions and you can slice them by hand with a knife or today I used a mandolin and you can see that they're quite thin Transfer all of those thinly sliced white onions into a mixing bowl Once you get all of those in we're gonna add in a 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons of panko breadcrumbs and, 1teaspoon of salt and toss these all together with some tongs We're gonna be making some crispy onions to go on top
Then we'll spread these out into an even layer on a lightly greased baking sheet Then we're gonna bake these in a 450 degree oven for about 30 minutes Give the onions a toss every 10 minutes so that they crisp up evenly They'll be done when they're nicely browned and crispy While those are baking we'll get everything else ready to go
You'll need 2 pounds of green beans and I like to use frozen green beans that are thawed because they're already a little bit soft and steamed but if you want to use fresh green beans you can do that to, just trim the ends and steam them for about 10 to 15 minutes until they're tender Then place all of your green beans into a 3 quart or 9 by 13 casserole dish Set that aside and we'll head on over to the stove to make our sauce Get half a pound of diced bacon cooking over medium heat You want to cook this until it's crispy Once the bacon is crispy you want to leave all of that grease in there and add in two cloves of minced garlic and saute this for 30 seconds
You'll be able to smell that delicious garlic right away then you'll add in 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour and stir this in until all of the white specks have disappeared Then we'll pour in 1 cup of chicken broth and 1 cup of half-and-half which is a mixture of half cream half milk that you find in American grocery stores and we'll stir this in and bring it to a simmer Once the mixture has come to a simmer it will start to thicken Once this mixture is thick and creamy you'll want to turn off the heat and stir in half a teaspoon of black pepper and a quarter teaspoon of ground nutmeg and that will finish off our sauce We're gonna pour this over our green beans and toss it together once the green beans are evenly coated
We're gonna bake this in the 450 degree oven for about 15 minutes After 15 minutes we're gonna pull our casserole back out of the oven and we'll just place some of these crisp onions right on top Cover the top completely then I like to return this to the oven for just another 5 minutes That extra 5 minutes gives just a little bit more crispiness to those onions and then you are ready to eat Thanks for watching! You can find the full written recipe in the video description
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