Green Beans With Mushroom-Madeira Sauce

Recipe by lazyme
READY IN: 30mins




  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add all mushrooms and thyme; saute 5 minutes.
  • Add 2 tablespoons shallots; saute until mushrooms are tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Add Madeira and simmer until almost all liquid evaporates, about 2 minutes.
  • Add cream and simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Set sauce aside.
  • Cook beans in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, 5 minutes.
  • Drain.
  • Transfer to bowl of ice water; cool.
  • Drain. (Sauce and beans can be made 6 hours ahead. Cover separately; chill.).
  • Pour enough oil into large deep saucepan to reach depth of 4 inches.
  • Heat oil to 350°F
  • Place 1/4 of leeks in small metal strainer.
  • Lower strainer into oil; fry until golden, 40 seconds.
  • Lift strainer from oil.
  • Drain leeks on paper towels.
  • Repeat with remaining leeks in 3 more batches.
  • Season leeks with salt.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add beans and remaining 1 tablespoon shallots; toss to heat through.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place beans on platter.
  • Bring sauce to simmer.
  • Spoon sauce over beans.
  • Sprinkle with fried leeks.