French-Style Green Beans in
Wash and break off ends of fresh green beans. Cut lengthwise into fine strips. 1
1/2 lbs. (about 5 cups) green beans.
For Mustard Sauce - scald 3/4 cup cream or undiluted evaporated milk. Stir 1/4
cup sugar, 2 tbs. dry mustard, 2 tsp. cornstarch and 1/2 tsp salt. Add gradually
the scalded milk; stir constantly.
Stirring gently and constantly, bring to a rapid boil over direct heat and cook
for 3 minutes. Pour into double boiler top and place over simmering water.
Cover and cook 10 to 12 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove cover and
vigorously stir about 3 tbs. of hot mixture into one egg yolk slightly beaten.
Immediately blend into mixture in double boiler. Cook over simmering water for
three to five minutes. Stir slowly and keep mixture cooking evenly.
Remove from heat. Add gradually, stirring in 1/4 cup cider vinegar. Put beans
into hot serving dish. pour sauce over beans and serve immediately.
Serves 4 or 5.