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Green Bean Fries with Cucumber Wasabi Dip


"This recipe has been tweaked many times over the years and is a great hit. The cucumber wasabi dipping sauce is fantastic! Even the kids love them and good luck getting them to eat plain green beans!"
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1 h servings 468 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Blend ranch dressing, cucumber, 1 tablespoon milk, horseradish, vinegar, wasabi powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and cayenne pepper together in a food processor until dip is smooth. Transfer dip to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.
  2. Bring water and chicken broth to a boil; add green beans and cook until slightly tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. Whisk egg and 1 tablespoon milk together in a bowl. Combine bread crumbs, French-fried onions, 3/4 teaspoon salt, onion powder, black pepper, and garlic powder together in a separate bowl. Place flour in a third bowl.
  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Press green beans in flour until evenly coated. Dip coated green beans in egg-milk mixture, allowing excess liquid to drip back into bowl. Transfer green beans to bread crumbs mixture and press to coat, shaking off excess. Arrange coated beans in 1 layer on a plate or in a colander.
  6. Working in batches, fry coated green beans in the hot oil until crisp, about 1 minute 30 seconds. Transfer green bean fries to a paper towel-lined colander using a slotted spoon. Serve green bean fries with dip.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute 2% milk for the whole milk, if desired. Use 2 teaspoons instead of 1 tablespoon.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of chicken broth for boiling green beans. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 468 calories; 38.2 g fat; 26.5 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; 29 mg cholesterol; 825 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I love these! First time I had fried plantains was at Bongos in Downtown Disney (Now referred to as Disney Springs). I found this recipe and have made it several times. I did not tweak anything ...

I made exactly as written and was torn on how to rate this recipe but am going with a 4. Lets start with the positive shall we? The wasabi dip is absolutely amazing and goes perfectly with these...