Green Beans Au Gratin
Source: Southern Living 1980 Annual Recipes, page 116.
- 1 pound fresh green beans or 2 cans green beans, drained
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cups swiss cheese shredded
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese grated
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- or canned onion rings as topping
Remove strings from green beans; cut beans into 1 1/2 inch pieces, and wash thoroughly. Cook beans, covered, in lightly salted water until tender (about 20 to 25 minutes); drain and set aside. Or open 2 cans of green beans, drain and set aside.
Melt butter in saucepan and add flour to make a blond roux. Add seasoning. Gradually add milk and stir with a whisk while cooking over low heat until thickened. Add cheeses and stir.
Combine green beans and sauce and blend well. Pour into a greased baking dish and top with almonds or onion rings and garnish with paprika.
Place in a 350 degree oven and bake until bubbly.