Photo Release -- French's(R) Delivers Exciting Easter Recipes; Celebrate the Day With a Bountiful Buffet

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Asparagus Gratin

CHESTER, N.J., April 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An Easter tradition for fifty-nine years, nothing says springtime like the Green Bean Casserole. With over 40 million Americans preparing this timeless dish each year, the Green Bean Casserole remains popular thanks to its sublime combination of textures: it's both creamy and crunchy!

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"The distinctive flavor and crunch of French's French Fried Onions have made this recipe a family favorite for years," says Timo Oluschinsky, Senior Brand Manager for French's. "French's French Fried Onions are made from real onions that are dipped in a secret batter and then fried to a delicate golden brown. When you start with quality ingredients, you ensure superior results—that's why the best Green Bean Casseroles are made with French's," he adds.

Available in Original and Cheddar varieties, French's French Fried Onions are a versatile way to add flavor and crunch to all your holiday casseroles. This year consider the Green Bean Casserole or its contemporary alternative, French's Asparagus Gratin (recipe below).

So celebrate Easter with a timeless tradition. For this and other great Easter entertaining ideas, visit www.frenchs.com.

* French's® French Fried Onions can be found in the canned vegetable aisle.

ASPARAGUS GRATIN

Nothing says spring like asparagus. With the addition of a few simple ingredients this side dish will take center stage.

Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 25 mins

1 ½ cups (3 oz.) FRENCH'S® Original or Cheddar French Fried Onions
1 ½ lbs.  fresh asparagus, trimmed and peeled if thick
1 (10 ¾ oz.) can  CAMPBELL'S® Cream of Celery Soup
½ cup  half n' half cream or milk 
¼ cup  grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp.  FRENCH'S® Spicy Brown Mustard
   
1. PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Crush French Fried Onions in plastic bag with hands or rolling pin. 
2. MIX soup, cream, Parmesan cheese and mustard. Pour half the sauce into greased 1 ½ quart baking dish. Arrange asparagus on top of sauce. Spoon remaining sauce over asparagus.
3. BAKE 20 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Top with crushed onions. Bake 5 minutes or until golden and crispy. 
 
Makes 6 to 8 servings 

The FRENCH'S® Foods Company is the maker of FRENCH'S® mustards and a division of Reckitt Benckiser, a leading manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of food and household products. Some other well known, trusted household names in the RB family of food products include FRANK'S® REDHOT® Cayenne Pepper Sauce, FRENCH'S® French Fried Onions, and FRENCH'S® Worcestershire Sauce.

Amy Stern
Bender Group

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