any help is appreciated with a green bean bake

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Dar, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    I have been hearing raves about a green bean bake so I decided to make one for christmas dinner. I am running into 1 problem though...

    I cant for the life of me find the french fried onions for the top.

    can I make these myself?

    can i just caramelize some red onions and use that?

    (psssst.... is it really that good?)

  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    (psssst nope)

    But everybody else here at our house loves it, so what do I know? [​IMG]
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    The french fried onions are soooo good! You can crunch them up and coat chicken and pork with them... [​IMG]

    As for the green bean casserole.... eh... i can live with out it. I'm not a big fan... but LOTS of peeps love [​IMG]
    But give it a may really like it!
    I dont think it'd be the same with out the french fried onions though... [​IMG]
  4. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    you have to have the french fried onions, they are the best part. I suppose you could make them,,, they are just super thin slivers of onion that have been battered and deepfried.. but gee what a pain. I cant believe you cant find them...i cant swing a dead cat without hitting a whole stack of them. i think the main reason why that casserol is so popular is because its traditional, its like confort food. I mean its tasty and all but i wouldnt rave about it.
  5. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    I will check a few more grocery stores tomorrow. I was at 3 today with no luck. Every store said the same thing... Its an American thing! [​IMG]
  6. LadyWoodsong

    LadyWoodsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2010
    Quote:Oh no! How sad! Green Bean Casserole is a favorite around here and yes, the french fried onions on top "make it". It just wouldn't be the same without them. I sure hope you find some!
  7. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    They have the cheddar fried onions too now. I just bought a can and I can't wait to try them.

    The onions give it a crunchy top and obviously provide some extra flavor but you could use lots of things to give it a crunchy top. Like, plain chips, plain corn flakes, and ritz crackers. Add some other kind of flavor for the flavor....bacon in with sauce, some onion boiled or sauteed lightly, tabasco sauce, soy sauce, worchester sauce....anything you might think goes good, use one or all. I am gonna use all with cheddar fried onions this time.
  8. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Blech, I can't stand green bean bake! [​IMG] But, most everybody else at my house goes bonkers for it so, guess I'll be making it again. Don't know if I'd bother making it without the french fried onions, my husband says it wouldn't be the same at all. [​IMG]
  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    If you can't find French's Onions, look in the produce section for the bags of Salad Toppers. One is called "crispy onions".

    Those will work just as well.
  10. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    We fixed the green bean casserole for the first time this Thanksgiving. I had heard all the raves so we decided to give it a try. We did just what the instructions said. It looked pretty but it tasted to me exactly like green beans and cream of mushroom soup. Edible, but, in the immortal words of Dr. Johnson, not a meal to ask a man to. I hope yours turns out better than ours did.

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