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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:


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

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

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*

mischa rattray : >basics with babish >sous vide mashed potatoes yeah ok

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?

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

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

That one meme dream : Stuffing is my heart. I am literally dying blood can't get thr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Alina Jurado : Can u make hazelnut soup from tangled?

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.

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

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 🙈

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

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

J Olson : Just saying, I'd love to see your take on Dan Connor's famous chili, from Roseanne


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!

James Saunders : Sides >>> turkey

ebolahh_Same : I peeped your Insta, Babish ☕🐸 I enjoy your uploads 🙅

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

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

Luke Kemp : Why did you squash the mushrooms before cooking? I've never seen someone do that, genuinely curious.

Aaron Powell : Can you make the warehouse guys Caprese salad from the office?

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. :)

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

vert!cal : I had thanksgiving a month ago but I’ll still watch this (Canadian gang)

Timothy Harrington : You 100% smoked that weed pen before this video didn’t you 😏

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

Star Cruiser : My favorite dish is green bean casserole too! So good! Also my favorite holiday no gifts being exchanged just family friends food and reflecting on all we’re thankful for and blessed with 💜

Justin Gorman : "I'm fond of rouxdimentary flavors."