These Southern-style, crispy fried green beans are sure to become your favorite appetizer in no time. My family and friends BEG me to make them!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Make the dip by combining the buttermilk ranch dressing, cucumber, milk, horseradish, wasabi, salt, and cayenne pepper into a blender. Blend on low until well mixed. Pour into a small bowl and refrigerate. The dip will thicken as it chills.

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  • Place the broth in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the beans, cover, and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer until beans are bright green and tender, about 8 minutes. Immediately drain beans into a colander and rinse under cold water. Set aside to cool.

  • Combine the beaten egg with milk in a shallow bowl. Place the flour in another shallow bowl. In a third shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Working with a handful of beans at a time, dip each bean first into flour, then into the egg mixture, and then into the bread crumb mixture. Place beans on a plate until all are coated.

  • Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in a deep skillet (or use a deep fat fryer) over medium-high heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry the beans several at a time, without crowding, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and cool. Serve with horseradish-wasabi dip.

Nutrition Facts

618 calories; 36.9 g total fat; 60 mg cholesterol; 2381 mg sodium. 58.1 g carbohydrates; 13.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2011
I've made these twice now. First time as written but then made a few changes for the better. I didn't add the tablespoon milk to the dip didn't need it. I did use the wasabi powder but only used 1/2 teaspoon. For the green beans I cooked them in water instead of vegetable broth. I cut down on the salt to 1/2 teaspoon and 1/4 pepper. The most important change I made was I used panko bread crumbs and it made these extra crispy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2008
green beans turned out awesome. i made these for new years and the beans were a hit... i didn't really like the sauce. i made double the green beans but i wouldn't recommend doubling the sauce we had plenty and a ton left over. also with the sauce i wouldn't use the wasabi powder it gives the dip a funny taste. i would use wasabi paste or mayonnaise. we ended up using a little more horse radish too. other then that it was good. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2011
I've made these twice now. First time as written but then made a few changes for the better. I didn't add the tablespoon milk to the dip didn't need it. I did use the wasabi powder but only used 1/2 teaspoon. For the green beans I cooked them in water instead of vegetable broth. I cut down on the salt to 1/2 teaspoon and 1/4 pepper. The most important change I made was I used panko bread crumbs and it made these extra crispy. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2011
I've made these twice now. First time as written but then made a few changes for the better. I didn't add the tablespoon milk to the dip didn't need it. I did use the wasabi powder but only used 1/2 teaspoon. For the green beans I cooked them in water instead of vegetable broth. I cut down on the salt to 1/2 teaspoon and 1/4 pepper. The most important change I made was I used panko bread crumbs and it made these extra crispy. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2008
green beans turned out awesome. i made these for new years and the beans were a hit... i didn't really like the sauce. i made double the green beans but i wouldn't recommend doubling the sauce we had plenty and a ton left over. also with the sauce i wouldn't use the wasabi powder it gives the dip a funny taste. i would use wasabi paste or mayonnaise. we ended up using a little more horse radish too. other then that it was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2011
Excellent! I tried these for the first time at TGIFridays and wondered if I could find a comparable recipe on this site... I found one that's even better! Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2016
I had a difficult time finding wasabi powder so I used 1 tsp of horseradish and 1/2 tsp wasabi sauce. The sauce was very runny. The beans are awesome. I did not measure exactly to the recipe. I thought there was a little too much egg/milk mix. I saved the vegetable broth and put in the freezer so it was not just dumped down the sink. So recipe is super messy but worth it in the end. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2015
Used a horseradish/wasabi sauce otherwise followed as directed and it turned out fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2016
This was a great appetizer! The only thing is it's a bit tedious and I didn't care for the dip. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/06/2007
The green beans are great but this dipping sauce leaves a lot to be desired - no zing - very bland. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2014
Used this sauce with the recipe of Green Bean Fries also on this site. It is a similar way to prepare the green beans without having to use up 4 cups of chicken broth. In the sauce I almost doubled the amount of cucumber and added a pinch of black pepper. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2009
This was a great hit with my son. Great way to get him to eat green beans. Read More