Friday, August 16, 2013

Fried Green Beans

We grow green beans in our garden every year and I find myself not knowing what to do with them all. It seems that a lot of them go to waste. This year we have been giving some away to friends and family, but still there is a ton of them left. So, I decided to do a fun recipe, fried green beans

I am sure you are probably familiar with this green bean side dish or appetizer in some cases. I know that I have seen fried green beans on menus in several restaurants and have seen the recipe on numerous blogs.

I was not sure what to expect from this recipe. Fried green beans is not something I would normally have made before my blogging days. But like I mentioned I wanted something fun and these definitely are fun. These green beans turned out to be amazing.

My son Adam who would have eaten the green beans before just because he knew they were healthy for him but he really would not have enjoyed them. With these green beans I saw him reaching for seconds and thirds. I guess this says it all...

Fried Green Beans (Source: adapted from
2 dozen green beans
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Enough oil to fry beans
Wash and dry green bean. Snip the ends off of each green bean.
Take the bread crumbs and mix with the garlic powder and oregano until well mixed
Set-up a breading stations with the flour, bread crumb mixture, and milk in separate containers.
Start by rolling the beans in flour, dip it in the milk, and roll it in the bread crumbs. Place on a plate. Once all the green beans are coated once, repeat so each bean is double breaded.
Add about a 1/2-inch of oil to a skillet and heat over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot place green beans in oil. Fry for about 1 1/2 minutes to 2 minutes and flip over and fry the other side for the same amount of time or until the batter is golden brown. Remove beans from the oil using a tongs and place on sheets of paper towels. Serve while beans are hot.


  1. Maybe I should try this... Looks so good!

  2. Hi Dawn, very appetizing fried green beans. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a nice weekend.

  3. These look fingerlickingly delicious, Dawn. They remind me of veggie tempura.

  4. You've got green beans from you garden? That's wonderful. These fried green beans look so yummy! I say they are the perfect appetizer.

  5. I've not heard ot fried green beans before, I love eating green beans, pity the rest of the family don't. Maybe I should try this and see if they will them :))

  6. Fun recipe! I've had these, but it's been years and years. You're so right that these are good - and now you have me craving them! Good stuff - thanks.

  7. Can't wait to try these, I know I'll love them but I'm interested in seeing what my boys think.

  8. Fried french beans sound like a new and exciting way of eating this vegetable.

  9. I have a feeling I could eat a whole plateful of these!

  10. Looks delicious these fried beans...even better when it is from your own garden.
    Have a lovely week Dawn :D

  11. What a great way to perk up the boring old green bean! These look amazing!

  12. Awesome ! I've never thought of cooking green beans this way. I used to stir fried them , love to try this tasty recipe!

  13. I've heard of them but have never had fried green beans...I'm sure they are terrific.