Monday, August 15, 2011

Fried Green Beans

Someone from church gave us an entire grocery bag full of freshly picked green beans and in my search for recipes to help use them up, I have discovered the awesomeness of fried green beans. These are amazing! They are so addictive! I am not quite sure if they should be considered a health food (fresh green beans after all!) or a horribly fattening snack (deep fried, but the flour coating is minimal at best). Whatever else they are they are most definitely yum! Here is the recipe I have been using, although I just eyeball everything, measuring kills my mojo:

Fresh green beans, I make about 1/2 lb at a time, washed with the ends snapped off
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup(ish) all purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt
1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper

1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
Oil for deep frying (I just use about 1/2 cup in a small saute pan)

Mix the flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder in bowl.
Dip the green beans in milk and then roll in the flour mixture.
Deep fry until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels

Great for snacks, or as a side dish for your summer burgers. Yum . . . burgers . . .


  1. SOUNDS DELISH!!! YUM!! Another alternative (my personal fav) Just as much flavor but less of the 'oh-no' with deep frying - snap/cut off ends, render two slices of chopped bacon in a pan, toss in green beans and a healthy dose of chopped/minced garlic and saute with a little olive oil if needed. Sprinkle a little salt over the top when finished. SOOOO yummy! (I LOVE GREEN BEANS!!!)

  2. Jacqueline, that sounds yummy! Will have to try!

  3. I love oven roasted green beans, but I'll have to get the recipe from my mother. I know there's olive oil and garlic involved, which automatically = yummy.

  4. Those look delicious! My brother makes something similar, and they are sooo good! Thanks for reminding me about them, so I can make them. :)


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