Most helpful positive review
Great! 2 things I did differently: bake the beans at 375 for about 25 minutes rather than fry them. I sprayed a cookie sheet w/non-fat cooking spray prior to placing the beans on top. And I used egg substitute instead of one egg. Our whole family enjoyed them! I'll def make them again & prob will make a large batch so I can freeze some. Thanks for sharing this!Read More
Most helpful critical review
I expected these green bean fries to taste like the ones we order when we go out to eat. Unfortunately, they didn't. The bread crumbs made them taste like green beans wrapped in toast. Not a hit in this house.Read More
Great! 2 things I did differently: bake the beans at 375 for about 25 minutes rather than fry them. I sprayed a cookie sheet w/non-fat cooking spray prior to placing the beans on top. And I used egg substitute instead of one egg. Our whole family enjoyed them! I'll def make them again & prob will make a large batch so I can freeze some. Thanks for sharing this!
Following others' advice, I spread these on a cookie sheet and baked at 375 for about 20 minutes, rather than frying. They were nice and crispy; a relatively easy option for green beans that's fun for the kids!
Great recipe. I also ommitted the pre cooking step. I actually used frozen whole green beans unthawed. Still turned out awesome. This is a keeper.
I'm giving this recipe a 5 but I really have no idea if that's true. I took a previous reviewer's notes on baking the beans rather than deep frying them because I'm always trying to lower fat/cals on recipes. BIG mistake with this one. Make it just the way it's written, deep fry the heck out of these suckers, I'm sure they're delicious. Whatever you do, don't bake them, they're tasteless textureless sticks of breading. One day when I'm feeling really skinny I'll try this recipe deep fried and I'm sure I'll be happy with it.
Delicious...just like the ones I order at a famous-chain restaurant we have here, only now I can save myself the trip, the crowd, the wait...not to mention the cost! Tastes great dipped in ranch dressing mixed with Tabasco sauce!
These were awesome! I made cucumber and wasabi dip like they make at TGIFridays to go with them.
We have these at TGI Friday's and decided to try them after finding haricots verts at Sam's. The result was very close to Friday's - tender and crispy. My only changes - I did not cook the beans first, left out the chili powder, used fresh bread crumbs, and added salt - you really do need some salt. I also sprinkled them with shredded Parmesan before I served them. The bread crumbs make a light, crispy crust - much better than just flour - and although I liked the fresh bread crumbs I used, I will try Panko next time. I made fresh buttermilk dressing for a dip and added horseradish to mine.
These were pretty good but a bit on the bland side. Next time I make them I will most likely kick the spices up a notch. Everybody enjoyed them though...there was just something missing. It was a fun way to use the leftover green beans from my garden that I didn't can. We dipped these in a jalapeno ranch dressing made my Lighthouse and that was yummy.
very good! I would recommend only frying for a about 30 seconds, otherwise they will burn. Skim the oil often to remove impurities or they will stick to your grean beans. I made sure that the green beans were rinsed with very cold water to make sure that they remained crisp. Great alternative to regualr fries. I served these with turkey burgers stuffed with cheddar cheese.
These were very good. My kids didn't even complain once and ate them all. I would add some salt to the dry mixture as the salt doesn't stick that great after they are fried. These are putsy but a good use for an abundance of produce and at least you get to eat your veggies, even if they're fried.
Something different and they were good...didn't change anything.
Made as is using bread crumbs with *Italian* seasoning (the recipe did not specify what types of seasoning the bread crumbs might be). The result? An almost perfectly balanced set of flavors..., however..... As noted already, these NEED salt. After tasting the first beans out of the fry pan and identifying the NEED for salt, and therefore after adding salt, hubby loved 'em enough to insist on making them again. These beans are time consuming, especially if you are alone in the kitchen (but if you parboil or steam extra beans in the pre-cook stage, the extra beans can marinate in dressing for another day, which saves time overall). Time consuming or not, I'm happy to make these fun beans with my hubby ***if**** he's happy to help (and what do you know, he is! woohoo!). Besides, I'm sure he won't want to make them every day, so I can use lower calorie recipes the rest of the time! The results? Happy hubby, happy kitchen, happy green beans, happy me!
I made these last year and liked them so much that as soon as the beans where ready I hunted down this recipe. Like a lot of others I bake them rather than frying them, not for health reasons, simply because it's easier and I can't be bothered to fry them. I've seen others saying that they don't blanch the beans before they make them. I gave this a shot and I have to say despite the added step, time and effort of blanching them (especially when you have quite a few) it is really worth it. They are much more tender inside, especially if you have larger beans.
My family LOVES these!!! My boys actually prefer these over regular french fries. Easy to make too.
This was delicious! We used peanut oil for its high smoke point and made sure it was between 375 and 400 degrees. The green beans will absorb only about 8-15% oil at these temps and the crispier the better!
Made these tonight and... wow! I've never had green bean fries before, but they sounded good and looked great, so I gave it a try. Everyone loved them, even the picky, normally-green-bean-hating 8-year-old! I made them almost exactly as in the recipe, however, I did make a few minor changes. After reading many of the comments here about needing salt, I used garlic salt instead of powder and also added in a teaspoon of Lawry's seasoned salt. I didn't have any onion powder on hand, so I used dried onion flakes instead. My bread crumbs were italian, if that makes a difference for anyone. I deep fried each batch for 3 minutes, and they came out perfectly. Sprinkled them lightly with salt and then we dipped them in ranch dressing. A huge hit here!
I loved these! I followed someone else's suggestion and mixed the flour in with the bread crumbs. I dredged them in the flour mix, then in the egg/milk and back in the flour. I deep fried them for 2 minutes (I did precook them as well). I sprinkled on a tiny bit of sea salt when they were hot. I also made a wasabi-ranch dipping sauce. (1/2 C cucumber, 3/4 C ranch dressing, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 -2 Tbsp wasabi; mix in blender or processor; chill for a couple of hours). Delicious!
A few of the comments mention baking the green beans instead of deep frying. I tried that version on my first batch and it is good (and much healthier). On my second batch, I tried deep frying and OMG it is so delicious!
These turned out pretty well for me! I did things a little differently. I tossed the spices with the flour in a large plastic bag. I did NOT precook the beans per the advice of other reviewers. I ran the beans under cold water, tossed them in the bag with the flour and spices, dredged through the egg/milk, and tossed them in Panko bread crumbs for extra crunch. I don't have a deep fryer, so in a frying pan I heated vegetable oil (enough to cover a single layer of beans) over low-medium heat. I then fried the beans in single layers for about 4 minutes, turning them over half way through until golden brown. Lost 1 star because they are QUITE greasy (think onion rings), but that's likely due to my technique! I just sprinkled with salt afterwards to bump up the flavor, like you would french fries. LOTS of work (took me ~2 hours to do a double batch) but I'd make these again!
It's missing salt
Fry these. I'm here to tell you that baking them is NOT the same. It really does take it down at least a star -- probably 2. I won't make these again without frying them.
fantastic recipe. i went crazy adding lots of seasonings to the bread crumbs, and it ended up great. its really forgiving. it does need a bit of salt in my opinion.
Very good! I put the flour in a zip lock bag and then the bread crumbs in another bag. bunch of beans in the flour..shake, shake, shake..take out with my hands, and dump in egg white...scoop out and in to the bag of bread crumbs and shake. I baked these at 350 on a pan sprayed with pam.
Very delicious. A perfect appetizer for the vegetarian crowd.
Great appetizer recipe. Made just as recipe directs. Serve with marinara dipping sauce.
One of my new favorite side dishes, especially since my picky daughter gobbles them up! Made just as recipe is written. Even my husband who fears some vegetables came back for seconds and thirds. Served with a chipotle ranch dip.
yummy and quick. I used frozen haricot vert. and added some more seasonings and I baked them
japanese Panko breadcrumbs give it that extra crunch. serve with wasabi ranch
Not bad, but I had trouble getting the coating to stick well.
No need to cook the beans first. I just picked them, rinsed, floured, and then followed the rest of the recipe. They turned out great. Very tasty!
I can't make enough of this. Everyone in my family requests wants these when they come over for Sunday dinner.
Wow!! Made a garlicky mayoketchup dipping sauce and these were AMAZING!!!!
These are awesome, but made a huge mess in preparing them...at least at my house :)
very simple and easy. The only things I changed was I used whole wheat flower and I baked the green beans without boiling them. I baked them on a cookie wire rack at 400 for about 25-30 min.
Super yummy and totally addicting. Rather than blanche the green beans in boiling water, I simply rinsed them in the sink and quick steamed them in the microwave. Then pour off the water and through some flour in the container, shake and all the beans are coated. They also retain more nutrients by a quick steam. I also added Lite Salt to the crumb mixture. I loved them, but my kids and hubby were not fooled and would not eat them....oh well, more for me!!!! LOL
Makes a lot! Next time I will only make 1/4 to 1/2 lb for 2 people. I did as some others and only cooked for about 30 seconds to 1 minute but I think the published 2 minutes would be better. I used an electric fry pan instead of a deep fryer, it worked great. Will add more seasonings next time.
My whole family loved them!!
My husband and I thought these were delicious. I used olive oil to fry them, and a large pan b/c I don't have a fryer which the recipe calls for. They aren't incredibly healthy with all the olive oil I had to use, but they were yummy!!!
So good! Followed recipe exactly. We mixed some wasabi with buttermilk ranch for dipping, yum! Will be making again soon.
this was a great recipe. i gave the bread crumbs a couple of shakes of salt though. . . and my mom and sister ate the etire plate before my dad could even get any. this was a big hit and it was really fast and easy to make!!!!
I expected these green bean fries to taste like the ones we order when we go out to eat. Unfortunately, they didn't. The bread crumbs made them taste like green beans wrapped in toast. Not a hit in this house.
This was a HUGE hit with the entire family. Followed the directions as given. I used frozen green beans but still followed the directions. It made A LOT... so be sure you need all 8 servings, next time I would probably just do half.(for a family of 4) Also, had to search for a good dipping recipe, and found this one to make with ingredients I had on hand... ZESTY DIPPING SAUCE; 1/3c ketchup, 1/3c mayonnaise, 1T Worcestershire sauce, 1/4t ground black pepper, 1/8t garlic salt. Combine and whisking to blend. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
I'm rating this recipe based on some changes, so be aware. I added some seasoning salt to spice it up a bit and mixed in some trimmed asparagus with the green beans for variety. Instead of boiling the veggies, I popped them in the microwave for 3ish minutes to cook them thru. Instead of using flour to coat, I divided the bread crumb mixture into two bowls and dipped once in bread crumbs, once in the egg mixture, and then again in the bread crumbs. The only reason I gave this version four stars instead of five was because the coating didn't stick as well as I would've liked, but again that could've been from the way I did it. The flavor was otherwise excellent, we gobbled them all up!
These are really yummy!!!
Good! Everyone enjoyed these! Thanks!
I followed the recipe exactly and they still came out bland... Thanks for sharing though!
I tried baking these like other people said they did. BIG mistake, the breading didn't brown or get crispy enough. So I threw them into a frying pan with a little oil for a few seconds to get them brown and crispy. After doing that they were awesome! I will fry next time just how the recipe is.
AH! I love these! Sooooo good. These were better than restaurants. Only tip - I doubled dipped before frying.
I didn't have "seasoned" bread crumbs, just plain bread crumbs, so I probably should have added something else to it to season it up a bit, but it was still good. I just added a lot of salt at the end and dipped in ranch dressing. Good base recipe that can be seasoned the way you want it.
These green bean fries were the best. I didn't have enough regular breadcrumbs so I used 1/2 breadcrumbs and 1/2 panko bread crumbs. They came out excellent. Fun way to get kids to get their veggies.
I agree that with the amounts of chili, garlic, and onion powder they didn't have that much flavor. I used Italian breadcrumbs and scaled back the breadcrumbs to one cup and added a little more of the seasonings to see if that would help and it didn't. Next time I will add more seasoning and may try skipping the flour since most of it came off when I dipped the beans into the egg. It might also help with the flavor as well.
This is a good clone recipe. Thank you, Rinne77. Mods: Did not pre-cook the beans, just dredged, dipped, and breaded the raw green beans. Halved the recipe, except the spices, and added 1 tsp salt. Baked for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Dipped alternately in Ninja Burger Secret Sauce, 50-50 mix prepared horseradish and mayo, and wasabi sauce left over from restaurant green bean fries. Would make own wasabi sauce next time, as restaurant stuff was weak. Used three bowls for dredging, dipping, and breading.
Excellent and very good. i love fried foods that some type of nutritional value. To make a lower carb version, I put 3 heaping tbs of flour on the green beans after drying them, then I added 3 heaping tbs of bread crumbs. I then added the egg on top. Hand-mixed then pan fried in coconut oil (a healthier oil.) Definetly a keeper recipe!!!
Time consuming, but worth every minute to prepare! YUMMO!
My new favorite way to make green beans! LOVE this recipe!
we all loved these!!! Even my childrens friends came over to gobble them up!!n asked for more please! I made a ketchup with ranch dressing and some horseradish dipping sauce with them.
These are so good and so bad for u. My hubby refuses to eat green beans but he ate these. The kids still request for me to fry all the green beans I serve from now one... that won't happen but these will be served again.
I swapped out the bread crumbs for tempura batter (I've never liked breaded anything) and deep fried as in the recipe. I used two kinds of dipping sauce for variety, ranch and a horseradish sauce.
Really really good. They fried very nicely. By the way, even dipping them in ketchup is good! Thanks for sharing!
I made these & they were very good!
great recipe, i followed it thoroughly except a little less milk mixed with the egg, also added parsley and onion powder to the bread crumbs! my one year old enjoyed them very much!!!
These beans were delicious...just like TGIF. I used panko bread crumbs that tended to fall off in the oil, so next time I will try 'regular' bread crumbs. For the sauce I used some ranch dressing mixed wtih mayo and wasabi. Yum.
I have tried many fried green bean recipes and this is the easiest and best by far. Thank you for giving me to have one of my favorite dishes at home.
Turned out OK, not quite as good as the restaraunts. I made the dip out of a packet of Uncle Dan's Ranch dip, following the directions on the back with sour cream, then mixed in a little bit of horseradish, the dip made them taste better!
I also modified the recipe a bit. I used whole wheat flour and panko bread crumbs and baked the beans, it was so yummy and relatively healthy!The kids loved them!
A delicious game day snack or dinner appetizer. What ever you do don't forget to coat them w/ flour first. I forgot this step and my first batch came out of the oil with barely any coating stuck to them. I served these with a mayo/sour cream/horseradish dip from the "fried chicken tenders" recipe on this site. Yum-o!
Brilliant!I ran out of flour and just used the bread crumbs and it still was fab!Hubby the green bean hater loved loved them. Thank you for a keeper recipe.
These were terrific! I used Italian bread crumbs and a handful of Parmesan cheese to coat. Fried them lightly, and I got about 10 of them. My DH ate the rest! Am planning to make them tonight with tequila shrimp and spinach salad. Won't make the mistake of letting him go first, though!!!
The first time I made these, I fried them. They turned out too greasy. The next time I made them, I did like other reviewers and baked at 350 for 15 minutes or so. They were great this way!! This will definitely be a keeper in my family!
We enjoyed this. My pick-eater husband ate some with ketchup and my 2yo daughter ate some too. I love veggie, so I ate the rest.
I give this one 5 stars because it was such an unexpected surprise how good they were. The only changes I made were to tweak the seasonings to my taste a bit and to steam the beans instead of boiling them. In the end this was a fantastic conversation piece for the meal and they tasted so good that the plate barely made it to the table.
I made these just as the recipe directed and they were great. If you are tired of the same old boring fries try these they are simply delicious.
Love to eat these ... but hate to make them. Breading them seems to take forever. I also bake them and serve them with lowfat ranch dressing.
So easy to make at home. A wonderful treat...so much more flavorful than traditional french fries! I would recommend more chili powder which helps add more "color" and flavor to the batter. Also, I only flash-fried the beans in very hot oil (just until the batter crisped and browned 10-20 seconds). I finished them in the oven for about 10 minutes at 375.
We didn't care for these at all
Tastes better than the major chain restaurant! I used plain bread crumbs and added seasoned salt. Omitted onion powder because I couldn't find it in the cabinet. And used freshly milled wheat flour. Delicious!
didnt come out as crunchy as i would have liked, but boyfriend ate them who swears up and down he hates green beans! Try mixing ranch and a touch of wasabi sauce for an awesome dipping sauce!
These were really good. I used some frozen green beans I got from Sam's Club and deep fried them. I like them better than potato fries. and my son the, "green bean king" loved them. And my daughter didn't hate them, so that was lovely.
They were okay but the bread crumbs were too clumpy. I would try again but maybe without the bread crumbs.
My son requested this one and I'm glad he did. Big hit. While we were at it (this is some work) we parboiled some cauliflower and then fried with the same breading. Both were quite tasty!!
A delicious recipe! I do however suggest that you do not cook the green beans before coating them. The overall texture is better a little crisp and not boiling also maintains more nutrition.
These were excellent, only giving 4 stars because they were time consuming. Well worth it though. I did add a little extra of the seasonings and was glad I did, might have been a little bland without the extra seasoning.
An absolute winner in our house - even the picky four year old loves them!
Great recipe! My husband ate them too, and has a hard time eating vegetables. This is a great twist on fries!
Yum!! Such a nice change from french fries...perfect way to mix things up!
I'm in love! These are exceptional! I used fresh haricot verts, so I didn't cook them, just washed, placed in flour and followed the instructions the rest of the way. YUMMY!
Not exactly nutritious, but oh-so-delicious! I used Italian bread crumbs and made these in a mini fry daddy. For sauce I mixed ranch dressing with a few dashes of chipotle tabasco...it was perfect! Yummy-yum! We were hoping the green beans and the sauce would be as yummy as those served at the Twisted Root Burger restaurant here in Dallas...they were not exactly the same but close enough to make us very happy!
These have potential, I just didn't have the luck to do it right the first time. I tried baking it at 350 for 25 minutes like I read in so many other reviews, big mistake. I don't know how to describe the texture that was left, but it was not appealing, to say the least. So, I tried to crisp them up in a pot with oil (we don't have a fryer). Didn't get it quite right this batch, but I am sure I will with the next. Note to others: They don't take long in the fryer so be quick and (as sick as the thought may be) SKIP the oven!
Really good! I used a frozen green bean and wax bean mix (oldest son thought the wax beans were french fries, score) just thawed them out on paper towels to absorb moisture so I skipped the blanching part. Served them with ranch for a dipping sauce. Enjoyed by the entire family.
this was very good ,only thing I changed was I didn't pre cook the fresh beans definitely a keeper. thanks for this.
Im just going to say interesting. I felt like they were really greasy but what would you expect?? Just feel like the nutritional value kinda went down.
I'm so excited I found this recipe!Made an account just to rate it. I followed the recipe almost exactly with one major adjustment: I actually used canned green beans, as it was all I had. Came out amazing still, and because they were canned there was no lack of salt as others had said. I had garlic and herb bread crumbs and fried in vegetable oil, I had no deep fryer. They were soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, absolutely delicious. I recommenced trying the canned beans because they're cheaper and often on hand, and made less prep work. Not necessarily the healthiest option but still better than other fried foods. Thanks again!
Very good!! Serve with horseradish sauce or ranch dressing.
I'll give five stars to any recipe that shortens the list of things I can only get if I go to a restaurant. Instead of taking the family out and spending 50/60.00, I spent about 6 bucks for green beans and a bottle of chipotle ranch and everything else I already have. These are super easy to make and satisfying and a tad healthier than some of its other fried counterparts. I agree on the baking in the oven. yum!
A keeper... the whole family liked them a lot! I followed the recipe exactly except that I did not boil the beans prior to breading. They were fine just fried without pre-cooking. The recipe works great to make fried okra too. Just substitute sliced okra for the beans.
These are really delicious and so easy to make! I also took the advice from others and baked in the oven. Great crunch and huge flavors!
As others suggested, I baked these at 375 for 25 minutes instead of frying them. A couple additional suggestions: the original recipe calls for way more flour and bread crumbs than is actually needed to coat the green beans. You could probably cut both in half to avoid waste. Also, place the flour and bread crumbs in 2 separate bowls with a lid, place the beans in the bowl during the respective steps, and shake to coat. It saves so much time compared to doing it by hand. Great veggie snack!
Great recipe. My family looked at me as if I had lost my mind when I said I was making green bean fries. There was much whining and groaning about it. Then there was no fries left! Haha. They loved them
I did not like these at all. They are time consuming for the end product. I followed the recipe exactly but I think I will stick with the ones at my local bowling alley instead.