Giant Mushrooms Stuffed with Green Beans Gratin

Time: 45 minutes
Effort: Easy
Serves: 2

3 giant white mushrooms
1 cup green beans, ends cut off
1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp heavy cream
Salt and Pepper to taste

Butter an oven-proof dish with 1 tsp of the butter. Heat oven to 450oF. French cut or julienne the green beans and steam for about 10 minutes until tender. Wash and remove the stems from the mushrooms and set them into the oven dish. When the green beans are cooked, remove them from the steamer and cut in half cross-wise. Fill each mushroom cap with a bunch of green beans, 1 tbsp cream, and salt & pepper. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and add a piece of butter on top. Bake until the mushrooms and the green beans are nicely browned. Great served hot (as is) or you may serve cold with a Dijon vinaigrette.