Toss shallots with salt, pepper and flour in small bowl. Set aside.
Green Bean Casserole
Let your side dish shine this holiday season with a grilled green bean casserole. Complete with shallots and mushrooms this grilled take on a green bean casserole won't disappoint.
Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in 12-inch cast iron skillet over the grill on medium-high heat until smoking. Add shallots and cook, stirring frequently, until golden and crisp. This should take about about 5 minutes.
Transfer shallots to baking sheet lined with three layers of paper towels. Carefully wipe out skillet and return to medium high heat.
Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, mushrooms and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned. This should take about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Wipe out skillet.
Heat butter in skillet over medium heat. When foaming subsides, add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until edges begin to brown. This should take about 2 minutes.
Stir in garlic and flour. Toss in green beans, thyme and bay leaves.
Add cream and chicken broth. Increase heat to medium-high, cover and cook until beans are partly tender but still crisp at the center. This should take about 3 minutes.
Add mushrooms and continue to cook, uncovered, until green beans are tender and sauce has thickened slightly. This should take about another 4 minutes.
Turn off heat. Remove and discard the bay leaves and thyme. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Transfer to warmed serving dish and sprinkle evenly with fried shallots.