Traditionally, Green Bean Casserole uses cream of mushroom soup and fried onions as a crispy topping. My version is based off the original idea however I've obviously used fresh mushrooms, scratch cream sauce, and a Parmesan & bread crumb mixture for the topping.
Why Bread crumbs? There are 2 main reasons I decided to try the dish with the breadcrumb mixture versus the fried onions;
1. Flavour. Crispy onions taste great but as far as contributing flavours my topping goes a little further. The bread crumbs and Parmesan both contribute flavour to the overall dish as well as the olive oil and coat the beans so beautifully.
2. Saving the sauce! This is also a great idea if your sauce starts off a bit runnier than you had anticipated. Crumbs that sink into the dish will actually help thicken the sauce as they cook.
Enjoy the dish in its traditional variety as well as mine!
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Vegetarian 16 years and counting. I'll take all the baby animals please and thank you!