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Green Beans with Shitake Mushroom Sauce

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Green Beans with Shitake Mushroom Sauce

And updated green bean casserole. Can also be done with cremini mushrooms.

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  • 10 ServingsServings


  • 1 lb shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup plus 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt
  • 2 1/2 pounds green beans
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound shitake mushrooms, stems discarded, caps thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chicken stock or parve bouillon stock



1 On large rim mend baking sheet, toss shallots with 1/3 cup of the flour. In a large, deep skillet, heat 1 inch of oil until shimmering. Add the shallots in two batches and fry over moderate heat until very crisp, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels, sprinkle with salt.

2 In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the beans until just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold running water; pat dry

3 Melt butter/margarine in a pan. Add the onion and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add paprika, cayenne and large pinch of pepper; cook for 1 minute, stirring

4 Add the mushrooms, cover and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring, until browned, about 5 minutes longer. Stir in remaining 3 tablespoons of flour and gradually stir in the stock until smooth.

5 Simmer the mushroom sauce over low heat, until thickened, about 5 minutes.

6 Add the beans. Covere and simmer, stirring occasionally, until beans are heated through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

7 Transfer to a baking dish. Cover the casserole with the foil and bake at 400 degrees until bubbly, about 20 minutes. Uncover, scatter shallots on top and serve.

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And updated green bean casserole. Can also be done with cremini mushrooms.


Adapted from Food and Wine, November 2001

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