Nothing wrong with the classic, just looking for variety.
I was also looking for a vegetable side dish. Yep, I was planning a dinner and I thought, "this meal needs a vegetable side dish." And these are what I came up with. Green Beans wrapped in cheesy bread.
Pretty healthy solution, huh?
Ingredients: 1 lb fresh green beans, 1 sheet of puff pastry, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper.
First you need to rinse and de-stem the green beans. I usually line a bunch up and chop off the ends, but if you are prone to snapping off the ends while sitting in a rocking chair on your front porch listening to Willie Nelson...
... well aren't you just charmingly country. I'm a little jealous.
In a pot of boiling, salted water blanch the beans for 5-8 minutes. In drain and plunge into cold water (this stops the cooking process). Lay them out on a towel or paper towels to dry a bit while you slice up the puff pastry into thin strips. Dip and press these strips in cheese, then wrap around the green beans. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes, or until the puff pastry looks golden.
Devour. Never apologize.