I have never even tasted the green bean casserole that seems to be a staple for many holiday dinner menus. Actually, I have never even seen this casserole “in person,” just in magazine photographs and on television cooking shows. In my extended family the vegetables for Thanksgiving dinner were always more likely to be coleslaw, boiled onions, and squash!
So have I missed out on something delicious? The most common green bean casserole recipe out there seems to be the original 1955 recipe created by the Campbell Soup Company… now on display in the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio, by the way… which includes green beans, condensed cream of mushroom soup, milk, black pepper, and French fried onion rings. The soup contains soy… I’m not sure about the French fried onion rings, but they probably do too and would be off-limits for us… but I could make homemade versions that would be soy-free.
My question is, does this combination of ingredients taste better than it sounds? I can only think that it must or this casserole wouldn’t be so popular.
Is green bean casserole a part of your holiday dinner? Should I give it a try?
The field next to our house