Green Bean Casserole


1 lb fresh green beans- trimmed and cut into 
1 inch pieces
1x12 oz container of crimini mushrooms- small
diced medium onion, medium dice
2 clove garlic, minced
Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
4 oz of grated cheese (Parmesan works well but
anything goes)
2 cups whole milk
3/4 cups panko bread crumbs
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Black Pepper


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.  Blanch green bean pieces for about a minute, drain, and immediately place into a bowl of ice water. Drain and set aside.

Sauté onions, garlic, and mushrooms, salt and pepper in 2 T olive oil over medium heat until very soft.  
Sprinkle flour over onion mixture and cook, stirring constantly, for two minutes.  

Add milk and cheese and cook until sauce begins to thicken (about ten minutes).  Stir in green beans, pour into greased 9x9 pan, and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  
Sprinkle panko over top and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until panko just begins to brown.  

Let set for 5 minutes and then serve.