My Polish grandmother never used recipes. This so simple dish was the most difficult to duplicate because of it's simplicity. There are versions of this in Polish cookbooks using bread crumbs but they lacked the slightly sweet, butter baked flavor of cracker crumbs that accent the mild taste of the yellow beans. I haven't posted this recipe before because it sounds "too simple" but it's one of my most favorite!
I always loved the way my mom cooked her green beans and all she did was add bacon so I then I started cooking them the way she did and started adding things to it. I am sure someone else has thought of this recipe but it really is the best green beans to me. I hope you enjoy and please post to let me know what you think.
Collards are among the oldest members of the cabbage family! Vegetarians can skip the bacon and use smoke flavoring and use a veggie broth in place of the chicken broth. I find this is one green that you do have to cook a while. The flavor is between cabbage and kale. They are low in calories. A rich source of fiber, vitamin C and calcium, and protects you against cancer.
This simple but delicious side dish can be made with almost any kind of green but my personal favourite is red-veined Swiss chard as the green and red make such a pretty presentation. From Williams-Sonoma Italian Favourites.
Just found this cauliflower recipe that has been in my recipe collection for years. You steam the cauliflower, bread it, and then bake it. Change the seasonings to taste. Nice change from deep fried. Great side dish for dinner, or serve as an appetizer with a dip (bottled Creamy Ranch salad dressing is good).
This recipe isn't low fat-that's why it's so good. The flavors really develop if made a couple of hours before serving. To complete the meal just add a salad and toasted unbuttered rye bread slices. For a really hearty dinner, serve with baked smoked kielbasa.
Some vegetable dishes, using the right ingredients, can be transformed into a sweet and interesting side dish that has the flavor of a dessert. Butternut squash is naturally sweet that can be made to taste like dessert.