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Thanksgiving Sides Basics with Babish

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Enter offer code “Babish” at for 10% off your first purchase, or visit: This week on Basics I'm showing you my favorite recipes for these classic Thanksgiving sides: green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and yams. Shopping List + For the mashed potatoes: 3 large russet potatoes (peeled and sliced) 12 Tbsp butter Salt and white pepper 1 cup heavy cream + For the yams: 3 yams (peeled and sliced) 12 Tbsp butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup raw sugar 1 Tbsp cinnamon 1-2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1-2 cups whiskey 1 cup Craisins 4-5 Tbsp ricotta cheese 1/2 cup toasted pecans Honey (for drizzling) + For the green bean casserole: French fried onions: 2 large onions 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup all purpose flour (as needed to coat onions) Vegetable oil (enough to fry onions in a cast iron) Kosher salt Cream of mushroom soup: 8 ounces Cremini mushrooms (stemmed and sliced) 3 Tbsp butter 1 heaping Tbsp flour 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 Tbsp cognac (to deglaze the pan) 1.5 cups chicken stock 1 cup heavy cream Dash of soy sauce Green beans: 4 cups fresh green beans (ends trimmed) Special Equipment + For the mashed potatoes: Vacuum sealer Sous vide Mesh sieve + For the yams: Casserole dish + For the green bean casserole: Mandoline (optional, for slicing onions) Mesh sieve Instant read thermometer Casserole dish Music: "Apple Pie and Butterflies", "KickFlips" by Blue Wednesday My first cookbook, Eat What You Watch, is available now in stores and online! Amazon: Barnes & Noble: Theme song: "Stay Tuned" by Wuh Oh Binging With Babish Website: Basics With Babish Website: Patreon: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Twitch:


opentehtrap : Great babish. But can you please show us how to cook a 25lb turkey in the microwave

Zoogoo40 : Be sure to serve your butter with a side of butter.

Dutch Duk : "A personal butter bath, don't you wish you could have that?" Yes, yes I do

alize0623 : “Basics with Babish” *whips out several hundred dollar Sous-Vide machine*

Zaychavitch : You undercooked the wooden spoon.

SuaavaChina : You should make hot chocolate from Polar Express

Lateman Parodius : A lot can change in a year. Currently, I have a job and an apartment. Last year, I was homeless and living in my car. On thanksgiving, a friend gave me a few leftovers. Green bean casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, and some turkey. I had some orange juice as well. In a normal ceramic bowl, I combined them into what I've taken to calling '2017 stew'. I heated the mixture in my car using a jerry-rigged stove made using a ceramic plate, some of those little tea lights (unscented, because I could get a pack of about a hundred for super cheap), and one of those metal stove drip pans (close to the size of the plate) which was inverted over the burning candles. When the mix was too thick, I would add either some gravy or a splash of orange juice to thin it out. If it was too thin, I would add more of either stuffing or mashed potatoes to thicken it. I never managed to get it 'hot', really, but it was at least lukewarm (a welcome change, given the cold weather at the time) and tasted like thanksgiving in a bowl. So... if you folks have leftovers around this year, why not give it a shot? Just play fast and loose with it (and use a proper heating method, because that 'stove' I made was janky as all get out). And remember to be thankful for the basic things you have. Like a place to live. And food. Remember those that've helped you get to where you are today, and have a good Thanksgiving.

Carol Shuturan : Potatoes are not grains. They are root vegetables. They don't contain gluten.

ZGX : Anyone else think thanksgiving sides are better than the turkey?

sgeivo : How long has the "new" website been new???????

JIAJU XU : me: whats my purpose Andrew: you pass butter Me: oh my god Andrew: and a butter bath me: oh. yeah

ThePisceanDragon : Mom: you get to cook the sides this year. Me today: I TOTALLY GOT THIS.

Davis Hood : Hey dude. I made the yams for the wife's family and got mad compliments. Thanks for the vids!

Melynne Jimenez : I'd like to see you insult my yams this year KAREN!

legofan370 : "Wood is flammable." - Andrew Rea, 2018

Burnt Trees : Man said green bean casserole holds a place in our hearts but not mac n cheese

Jarrod Blake : Babish, can you please make some foods from Undertale? - Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie. - Papyrus' Spaghetti. - Steak in the shape of Mettaton.

theincredibleyou2413 : Baked macaroni cheese Dressing with gravy Collard greens Yams Hawaiian rolls

NYGJMAP : Wishing your Dad a speedy recovery! Happy Thanksgiving Babish!!

Galactic123 : I don't think sous-vide ANYTHING can be considered a "basic". I don't know any casual home cook that has ever sous-vide anything. Most people who utilize sous-vide are past the basic stage.

Evelyn : Hey Babish! Why do you crush the mushrooms before slicing them? Is it just an easier way to cut them? Thanks!

adithyac1001 : No STUFFING??? We've been cheated...

Carla O'Connell : You know Babish has made it when he's using that much Kerrygold butter. Even in Ireland I can't afford that stuff 🙈

TEdwardsBowtie : *Babish calls the sweet potatoes "yams"* That ain't it.

mugensamurai : This guy always sneaks some alcohol into his dishes.

Caleb Davis : Ima need a fire Mac n Cheese recipe ASAP 😂😂😂

Clinicalyabrasiv : No mac & cheese? no stuffing? no cornbread? we gonna need a part 2 Babish

Gregory .Chen : I tried the mushroom soup recipe, probably one of the best mushroom soups ive ever had

Matthew Hoang : You should do Jake's feast from Brooklyn nine nine

Jobo : I've always hated the intro music, timing and cutting effect feels unpleasant

Chuma Uyamadu : should i have let the onions and buttermilk dry after the 15 min???

Mad man : 1:47 - "That we want to whisk minimally, just enough to incorporate the butter, because we dont want to build up any gluten" Andrew, I think recently you were making way too much pastry.

ARN DATA : i need a season of just studio glibli food by babish

James Peters : Dude, you are my spirit animal, green bean casserole is my favorite Thanksgiving side too!! Never met someone that could claim the same.

Emma Ayla : Aint no gluten in potatoes... lots of starch but no gluten! Regardless i love your vids :)

Mychal G : Please try Jimbo's beer recipe from the walking dead lol

soajao : I love how the point where the yams were "really crazy" was when he drizzled honey on it

C. Rennie : So I made the green bean casserole and oh. my. god. It is AMAZING.

Alina Jurado : Can u make hazelnut soup from tangled?

RiRi Mars : Imma bout to roll up to my grandmothers house with those yams “IN YOUR FACE AUNT JUNE I CAN COOK!!!”

Abbreviated Reviews : Basics with Babish - "First you're gonna need a vacuum sealer and then a sous vide so you can make these mashed potatoes" Seems like we've gone a little beyond the "basics"...

Jenny Le'Dang : You’re green bean casserole was a hit with my friends and family!! Definitely will keep making your version! Also should have told your viewers to save the onion oil to cook other things with. I simply fry my eggs in that oil and it gives it sooo much flavor! Love watching your videos. :)


Rainier Lim : 4:29 When andrew left the spoon on the pan i laughed sorry andrew

Riya : Happy thanksgiving to you and your family! Thank you for simplifying these massive recipes for a doof like me ! :)

James Saunders : Sides >>> turkey

Pat O : Great video Andrew. I hope your dad is feeling better and that your Thanksgiving is a merry one.

Erick Chow : You should make El Burdigato Supreme from Teen Titans Go!

SaddleBaggie : Yo I made the yam recipe and it blew my socks off. Thank you for this!