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Green Bean Fries

Rated as 4.41 out of 5 Stars

"These are tasty alternatives to both regular french fries and also a way to get in your veggies! I make them by the truckload and freeze them. My husband hates green beans but gobbles these up! Serve with Ranch dressing or another favorite dipping sauce."
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servings 306 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or electric skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine the green beans and water in a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook until the beans are bright green, about 4 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Cover with cold water and set aside.
  3. In one bowl, whisk the egg and milk together. In a separate bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. Drain the green beans and toss with flour to coat, shaking off the excess. Dip the beans into the egg mixture and then into the bread crumbs, coating thoroughly.
  4. Fry beans in batches so they are not touching. Cook until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.


  • Note
  • To cut down on oil in the beans I only fry for 1 minute and then put them in a dry frying pan to finish crisping up, it takes longer but it makes it a bit less oily.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 306 calories; 13.8 g fat; 37.9 g carbohydrates; 8.3 g protein; 25 mg cholesterol; 550 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 u...

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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 ...

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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 u...

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 ...

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/ca...

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 ranc...

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...

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 wa...

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 g...