Chance doesn't like traditional green bean casserole and I can't have the cream in it, so that left me searching for a tasty alternative over the holidays. I got the basic recipe here at Food Network, and then modified it a little. This also is a much healthier option to the traditional and is almost as good cold as it is hot.
Next, heat about 1/2 cup of Olive over medium heat in a big skillet. I found that 1/2 cup is a little too much for my liking, so I use just a tad less. Put in some red chilies or red pepper flakes (however much heat you like!) and about 4-5 gloves minced or chopped garlic. Cook until the garlic turns light brown, but don't burn it.
Heat, stirring occasionally to coat the beans with the dressing. When the beans are hot, add some fried onions.
Platter up and enjoy!