Marco Colin – Culinary Director, Third Coast Hospitality Group
Old Crow Smokehouse – Thanksgiving To Go
3506 N. Clark St., Chicago IL 60657
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Famous GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
2lb. green beans
Kosher salt to taste
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1lb. crimini mushrooms, sliced, divided
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, divided
4 large sprigs thyme, divided
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1¼cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
4 garlic cloves, finely grated
½cup grated Parmesan
Freshly ground black pepper
¾ cup fried shallots
¾ cups of andouille sausage small dice
Place rack in middle of oven; preheat oven to 375°. Working in batches, cook 2 lb. green beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until bright green and halfway to tenderness, about 3 minutes per batch. Drain and let cool; trim stem ends.
Heat 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Cook 1 ⁄ 2 lb. cremini mushrooms, sliced, without stirring, until golden brown underneath, about 2 minutes. Toss and continue to cook, tossing occasionally, until browned on both sides, about 3 minutes more. Add 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter and 2 large thyme sprigs to pan. Cook, tossing occasionally, until butter browns and mushrooms are dark brown and very tender, about 4 minutes longer. Season with kosher salt and transfer to a plate. Repeat with 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, salt, and remaining 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, 1⁄2 lb. cremini mushrooms, sliced, and 2 large thyme sprigs.
Melt remaining 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter in a large saucepan over medium-low. Whisk in 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour and cook, whisking occasionally, until roux is golden brown and smells mildly nutty, about 4 minutes. Whisk in 1¼ cups whole milk and 1 cup heavy cream. Increase heat and bring to a simmer, whisking often, and cook until béchamel sauce is thick and bubbling, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in 4 garlic cloves, finely grated, and 1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan; season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Add your dice andouille sausage.
Arrange green beans and mushrooms in a 2-qt. baking dish. Pour sauce over bean mixture (it may not look like enough, but it will get saucier as it bakes). Cover tightly with foil and bake until sauce is bubbling, 25–30 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake until the casserole is lightly browned on top and around the edges, 15–20 minutes longer. Top with ¾ cup fried shallots and continue to bake just until onions are slightly darker and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes to set before serving.