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Grown-Up Green Bean Casserole
1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and washed
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
8 oz mushrooms, chopped
1 tsp salt, plus more for cooking green beans
½ tsp pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup cream
1 cup French’s fried onions
Pre-heat oven to 400.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season well with salt. Blanch green beans for 5 minutes and immediately remove to a cold bowl of water to stop the cooking. Drain after a minute or two and set aside.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, salt, pepper and cook until mushrooms begin to sweat.
Add garlic and nutmeg and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Sprinkle the entire mixture with flour and stir until evenly distributed.
Add the broth and allow to simmer for a minute. Add cream and cook on low until mixture thickens (~ 5 minutes).
Remove from the heat and place in a casserole dish. Mix in ½ cup of the fried onions.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and garnish top of casserole with the additional ½ cup onions.
Bake for an additional 5 minutes until sides are bubbly and onions are golden brown.