Tender, tasty green beans and mushrooms topped with battered fried onions.  Remember my post with the Battered Fried Onion Rings?  This is a nice way to serve a green bean take it over the top and make it more special.  This casserole does not get cooked in the oven.

1 medium onion
1/cup Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, OR  (75 mL)
  a mix of almond and coconut flours
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, in can (30 mL)
1/tsp salt, OR to taste (0.5 mL)
1/tsp black pepper (0.5 mL)
2 eggs
1 tsp water (5 mL)
3 tbsp light-tasting olive oil (45 mL)
1 tbsp olive oil, OR bacon fat (15 mL)
1 lb sliced, fresh mushrooms (0.45 kg)
Seasoning salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1/cup whipping cream (75 mL)
1 lb green beans, strings removed carefully (0.45 kg)
1 cup chicken stock (250 mL)
1/cup whipping cream (125 mL)
3 bay leaves
1 tsp crushed garlic (5 mL)
Seasoning salt and black pepper, to taste

Slice onion into 1/8 -inch (0.5 cm) thin rings.  On dinner plate, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, Parmesan cheese, salt and black pepper.  In cereal bowl combine eggs and water; whisk together with a fork.  Heat 3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil in nonstick skillet.  Dip onion rings in egg wash and then in bake mix and place in hot oil.  Cook on both sides until browned.  Repeat with all the onion rings.  Set aside and keep warm, uncovered in a low oven.

In nonstick skillet, in 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil, OR bacon fat, fry mushrooms with lid on skillet until moisture has almost completely evaporated and mushrooms are turning brown.  Remove lid.  Sprinkle with seasoning salt and black pepper to taste.  Stir in 1/3  cup (75 mL) whipping cream and cook another couple of minutes.  In large frying pan, add green beans, chicken stock, 1/2  cup (125 mL) whipping cream, bay leaves and garlic.  Cook 5 minutes.  Add mushrooms and cook another 5 to 10 minutes, until the green beans are tender.  Add seasoning salt and pepper to taste.

Put green bean and mushroom mixture in 2 qt (2 L) casserole dish.  Remove bay leaves.  Sprinkle warm fried onions over top of casserole.  Serve.

Yield:  8 servings
1 serving
220.4 calories
6.7 g protein
17.7 g fat
8.6 g net carbs

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