Vegetable Green Bean Casserole by Spice

Posted by: Spice 10-23-99 7:09 AM

Green Bean Casserole

1 small onion, minced
1/2 tsp thyme leaves
1 tbs parsley, minced
2 tbs butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbs flour
1/2 tsp minced lemon peel
1 cup sour cream
1 20 ounce package frozen french cut green beans, cooked according to package instructions, drained (or 1 1/4 pounds fresh green beans, ends removed, cooked in a large pot of boiling water until tender but still
snappy, 6 to 8 minutes)
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Cover dehydrated lemon peel in 1 1/2 tsp water, let stand 5 minutes.

In a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan over low heat saute onions, thyme and parsley in butter for 5 minutes.

Blend in salt, pepper, flour and lemon peel.

Add sour cream and cook on low for 3 minutes.

Grease a medium/large casserole dish with butter, add cooked and drained beans to dish.

Pour sour cream and spice mix over beans, stir gently to coat.

Sprinkle grated cheese and bread crumbs over top of dish.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until topping is lightly browned.

Serves 6 to 8 as a side dish.

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