Recipes from the late Dorcas Reilly
Mrs. Dorcas Reilly of Camden, N.J., recently passed away at the age of 92. You may not recognize the name, but she created one of the most popular recipes ever using green beans, with ingredients found in every kitchen cabinet, in 1955 in the test kitchen of the Campbell Soup Company. First called “green bean bake,” it is now, 63 years later, known as green bean casserole, and is a very popular side dish at Thanksgiving, Christmas and any other dinner. It is so easy to make and so well liked that you can have it any time.
Mrs. Reilly’s green bean casserole
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir one 10.5-oz. can of cream of mushroom soup with 1/2 cup milk, 1 tsp. soy sauce, a dash of black pepper, 2/3 cup French fried onions and 4 cups cut and cooked green beans. Pour in a 1-1/2-qt. casserole dish. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until boiling and bubbling. Stir the mixture gently and add another 3/4 cup French fried onions on top and bake another five minutes.
String bean casserole
This is a popular local recipe. Simmer 3 tbsp. flour and 3 tbsp. melted butter over low heat for just a few minutes. Add 1 tsp. sugar and 1 tbsp. chopped onions, salt and pepper to taste, and keep stirring. Pour in 1 cup sour cream and one 4-oz. can French style green beans. Fold in well. Remove from heat and pour into a 2-qt. casserole dish. Cover with 1-1/2 cups grated cheese. Mix 1 tbsp. melted butter with 1/2 cup crumbled corn flakes and spread over top of casserole. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for for 30 minutes.
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