Fresh Green Beans
For the green beans:
3 lbs. fresh green beans, with just the tips removed
12-16 oz fresh mushrooms cleaned and quartered
For the sauce:
6 tbs. First Street Salted Butter
1 cup fresh mushrooms thinly sliced
2 shallots diced
1 clove of diced garlic
1/2 cup First Street All Purpose Flour
2 cups First Street Heavy Whipping Cream or First Street Milk
1/2 tsp. First Street Whole Thyme
Salt & Pepper
For the crispy onion strips topping:
1 large sweet onion
2 Sun Harvest Large Eggs
1/3 cup First Street Whole Milk
3/4 cup First Street All Purpose Flour
1/4 tsp. First Street Paprika
1/4 tsp. First Street Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cups First Street Panko Japanese Style Bread Crumbs
1 cup First Street Canola oil for frying
Prepare the sauce and onion rings first, putting the beans on to steam 10 minutes before you are ready to serve.
The sauce: Sauté sliced mushrooms and diced shallots in butter, add a clove of diced garlic until fragrant, add flour to make a roux, then cream or milk which will make the sauce like a soupy gravy. Season with S&P and thyme to taste.
Crispy onion strips: Slice the onion and cut into quarters. Separate the pieces into strips. Mix together the eggs and milk with an electric beater or a whisk until combined. In a different bowl, stir together the flour, salt, paprika, pepper, garlic powder, and salt. Set aside. Put the panko crumbs in a shallow bowl or pie dish.
Bread the onion pieces by coating them in flour, then the egg wash and then in the panko. Put the breaded pieces on a plate in a single layer. Once all the pieces are ready, heat 1.5 inches of oil over medium heat. Fry a handful of pieces at a time until golden brown. Each batch should take about 1.5 - 2 minutes of frying. Let the pieces cool on paper towels.
The beans: Steam the green beans and mushrooms in a steamer basket until the beans are al-dente
Plate the beans (either onto individual plates or into a large serving dish), pour the sauce over the beans and then arrange the onion pieces on top. Serve Immediately.