Aside from the turkey, the potatoes, and the cranberry sauce (can shaped or chunky, fielder’s choice), a green and brown lumpy mass is usually part of the holiday meal picture. Some concoction called green bean casserole.
I’ve rarely enjoyed a green bean casserole that felt like a true casserole. Oftentimes it looks like green beans with some crunchy french onions scattered on top and some barely-cooked bacon pieces swimming in whitish-water (thank you cream of mushroom soup). I suppose it’s the type of beans you use, because in my family the green beans are so watery that every time I’ve tried to take some out, it makes me wonder why somebody didn’t just dump the can in the sauce-pot and put it nice and hot in a normal bowl with salt and pepper.
But it also makes me wonder–this green been casserole…why does it seem to be the “green” veggie dish on the side for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas? Why not something else? Broccoli? Spinach salad? Peas?
And is there anybody who makes green bean casserole for a dinner that’s not holiday or pot-luck related?
Just something small to bug you.
Floor’s open, and anybody got a fave recipe that’s like an actual casserole? And is there a particular type or cut of green beans that have made your recipe awesome and worthy of year-round eating?