Rating: 4.45 stars
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0

This is an easy, delicious green bean tempura recipe. Fresh green beans are deep fried to crisp, golden perfection and dipped in a sweet and sour sauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

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

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  • Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, sesame seeds and beer until smooth. Roll the beans in the flour mixture to coat.

  • Deep fry the coated beans in small batches until golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels. Salt to taste.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, lime juice and sugar to use as a dipping sauce.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

630 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 37.5g; fat 48.9g; sodium 686.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (30)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Absolutely fantastic!! Light and tasty batter. I definitely had to add flour and I also added some Italian breadcrumbs to thicken it up. I used Sam Adam's Light Lager beer. Deep fried small florets of broccoli and cauliflower plus some button mushrooms. Dipping sauce also great. Received rave reviews from my guests. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I thought this was just o.k. but because my husband and daughter seemed to like it a lot and it was very easy to make I will probably make it again. The batter seemed extremely runny so not much stuck to the beans and I didn't think they had much flavor. I know I prepared the recipe correctly so I don't know what happened. The soy sauce mixture is good. Read More
(8)
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Absolutely fantastic!! Light and tasty batter. I definitely had to add flour and I also added some Italian breadcrumbs to thicken it up. I used Sam Adam's Light Lager beer. Deep fried small florets of broccoli and cauliflower plus some button mushrooms. Dipping sauce also great. Received rave reviews from my guests. Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is a great recipe! It was very easy and they taasted great. The dipping sauce is a must. This is also a great batter. I think that it would be good on other vegetables that you might want to serve this way if green beans are not you favorite. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was sooo good that when we were done eating my husband asked me to cook more! Easy recipe and I think the batter would be good on just about anything. The sauce is great too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2011
Very light batter. The sauce is makes this appetizer very tasty. Without it there really isn't much flavor. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2006
Absolutely wonderful! I was a little skeptical but omg! I will never buy boxed tempura again!! I actually used the batter for bay scallops and my husband and 2 year old gobbled them up! I only added garlic pepper and onion powder because it wasn't a veggie. Thanks so much for the recipe!!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2010
Great alternative to fries! Does take dedicated time and space unless you have a small deep fat fryer but very good (and one of those "help me do it" dishes that cooking company can enjoy doing). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2006
Very good. Love the crispiness of the batter. We didn't like the soy dip but I boiled 1/2 cup soy 1/2 cup suger and a bit of water with the lime juice until it thickened a bit we liked the teriyaki flavor that gave. We also deep fried some red peppers and broccoli to enjoy. Thanks for the awesome recipe Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2007
I've made this receipe many times and I can't keep up with everyone gobbling them down. If I do have left overs I just freeze them and pop them in the oven when I want a great snack. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I thought this was just o.k. but because my husband and daughter seemed to like it a lot and it was very easy to make I will probably make it again. The batter seemed extremely runny so not much stuck to the beans and I didn't think they had much flavor. I know I prepared the recipe correctly so I don't know what happened. The soy sauce mixture is good. Read More
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