Green Bean “Fries”

29 Apr

I wanted to do something different with green beans to serve alongside a dinner sandwich. These are crispy & crunchy on the outside and tender in the center.

Time: 20min prep, 15min cook                Serves: 4


  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup AP flour
  • 1 large egg
  • splash milk
  • 1 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chile powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (more or less to taste – spicy)
  • cooking spray

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 425F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Bring a medium stock pot of salted water to boil. Add green beans and allow to cook for 4 minutes. Transfer beans to a colander and run under cold water until completely cooled, or plunge into an ice water bath. Set aside.
  • Set up a breading station like an assembly line. Put the flour in a bowl and season with salt & pepper.
  • Put egg and milk in another bowl, whisk together. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Put Panko in another bowl with garlic, onion, and chile powders, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.
  • Dip each bean in flour, shake off excess. Then, dip in egg mixture and finally into Panko mix. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all green beans are breaded.
  • Spray beans lightly with cooking spray. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, I chose Horseradish Dipping Sauce.

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