March 16, 2007

At Least It's Green

This week's Carnival theme is supposed to be Irish, in celebration of Saint Patrick's Day. I've posted authentic Irish recipes now and again, but I'm not worrying about that today. They don't have light beer colored green on tap in Ireland, nor do they serve the signature dish of Milwaukee's leading "Irish pub" theme bar, which amounts to a reuben burrito. The reuben is a decidedly American way of serving corned beef, itself as American as chop suey, and the wrapper, being potato based, is probably a Swedish levsa. Besides, this recipe came to me in a dream yesterday morning, so I figure I'm supposed to post it.

Green Bean Green Pea Casserole

1 bag frozen french cut green beans
1 bag frozen green peas with pearl onions
2 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Flour
1 Cup Milk
1 pinch nutmeg
salt/pepper to taste
1/2 cup bread crumbs

Cook beans and peas separately per package instructions. Layer alternately, one half at a time, into casserole dish.

Melt butter in a sauce pan, over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth and lump free. Add milk and seasoning, and stir until it starts to bubble and thicken. Pour the cream sauce over the vegetables, top with the bread crumbs, and bake at 350 degrees F for 1/2 hour.

Posted by triticale at March 16, 2007 07:30 PM | TrackBack
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