*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Special Green Beans
 
 Recipe By     : Austin American Statesman 5/7/97
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : New Formats
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2 1/2  pounds        fresh green beans
    3      cups          water
    1      cup           fresh mushrooms -- sliced
      1/3  cup           onion -- chopped
    3      cloves        garlic -- crushed
    8      ounces        waterchestnuts, canned -- drained and sliced
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      black pepper
      1/2  teaspoon      dried whole basil
    1      teaspoon      dried italian seasoning
      1/3  cup           olive oil
      1/4  cup           parmesan cheese
 
 Wash beans; trim ends, and remove strings.  Combine beans and water in a
 dutch oven.  Bring to a boil; cover; reduce heat, and simmer 6-8 minutes or
 until crisp-tender.  Drain.  Plunge beans into ice water to stop the cooking
 process.  Drain beans and set aside.
 
 Saute mushrooms and next 7 ingredients in oil in a dutch oven.  Stir in
 beans, and cook until thoroughly heated.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
 Yield: 8-10 servings.
 
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