This is my friend Joe Comb's recipe -- he was a great friend and a great cook! He moved away from the Atlanta area several years ago, and I no longer know how to contact him.
Wherever Joe is, I hope he is aware of Recipe Zaar --
The original recipe called for french cut green beans, but I prefer whole beans that I can actually chew! 2 1/2 - 2 3/4 pounds blanched fresh beans can be substituted!
Just like the title says! :) My mom used to make this for us when we were living at home ... I don't make it much , but I really enjoy it when I do! These ingredients are subject to messing with , as always :) Some people like LOTS of cheese, some don't :) Your call!
When our beautiful son was young, he would eat peas, broccoli, etc. When he turned 13 years old he became convinced that "green" anything was just too "gross." This recipe is one of the few he will eat that is not fried to a crisp. My DH and I love it too! Season to your taste...i.e. salt and pepper.
This is such a tasty, fresh way to serve green beans! Very quick and simple; it can even be made a day ahead. The kiddos will eat it up! I have an aunt who requests that I bring this every Thanksgiving. I originally got this recipe from Parenting magazine. If you want to prepare ahead of time, just fully prepare as directed then cover and refrigerate. Bring it to room temperature before serving.
My dear friend Marilyn shared this recipe with me. It is a holiday favorite at her house. I did find two recipes on Zaar that were similar but omitted the mayo which is a yummy "must have ingredient" in this recipe. This recipe doubles very well.
I named this recipe after my mother in law (who is 90 years old) and father in law's street that they grew up on. Their mothers made these beans and they are my husbands family favorites - not many holidays go by without someone making this recipe! This recipe is usually tripled for a family event! A German influence for sure!
Green beans never had it so good! If this doesn't convert your hard-core bean-hater into a bean-lover, I don't know what will! We rarely have leftovers of this recipe, and when we do, they're GREAT the second time around. NOTE: You can substitute canned beans for fresh, just skip the directions for cooking the beans.