I don't particularly like plain, boiled vegetables so am always on the lookout for something different to do with vegetables to make them interesting.
I had this at a cafe recently, and though mine turned out a bit different, it still tasted nice. I omitted the pieces of bacon that they put in it, and I think bacon gives anything a nice taste, so if you are not vegetarian, cook some pieces of bacon first, and cut into small pieces.
I had part of a packet of potato chips left over from a chicken casserole, so I added these to the top.
I did not cook the beans before hand as I like them slightly underdone and crunchy so, if you like them well done, cook them for a few minutes before making this recipe.
Ingredients 2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
Bit of powdered mustard
¾ cup milk
½ cup cheese, grated
1½ cups fresh beans, sliced
Bit of Parmesan cheese, grated
About 1/8 of a cup of potato chips, crushed
½ tsp paprika powder.
Short cut bacon (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180°/160° fan forced.
Melt the butter in a pan.
Add the flour, mustard and some pepper.
Cook slowly until it is smooth.
Slowly add the milk and cook until the mixture thickens.
Add the grated cheese, and stir well until it is all melted.
Add the sliced beans.
Grease a casserole dish and put the mixture into it.
Add the Parmesan cheese and potato chips.
Add the paprika powder on the top and , if using, add the cooked bacon now.