Green Beans Au Gratin

Green Beans Au Gratin

Posted 2017-04-03 by finyfollow

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.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2 - 3

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)

Method
  • 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.

  • Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes, and serve.

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    228363 - 2023-07-17 10:39:38

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