Rating: 4.41 stars
175 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 102
  • 4 star values: 53
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2

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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a deep fryer or electric skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

306 calories; protein 8.3g; carbohydrates 37.9g; fat 13.8g; cholesterol 24.8mg; sodium 550.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (184)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2008
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
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2010
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
(2)
175 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 102
  • 4 star values: 53
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/29/2008
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
(191)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2008
These were awesome! I made cucumber and wasabi dip like they make at TGIFridays to go with them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2011
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. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2010
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
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