Crispy Fried Green Beans

Fried Green Beans are one of our favorite appetizers to get at restaurants and I thought it was about time I tried making them at home. These Fried Green Beans have a thick and crispy batter that is seasoned with garlic powder and cayenne pepper.

Fried Green Beans

 

The green beans get tender but have just a little crunch.

Fried Green Beans in a super flavorful and crispy batter.

Double dipping the green beans in both an egg mixture and flour mixture gives these green beans an extra thick coating of flavorful batter. They fry up quickly, about 3 to 4 minutes to turn golden brown.

Fried Green Beans double coated in a super flavorful batter. Β  Fried Green Beans double coated in a super flavorful batter. Β  Fried Green Beans double dipped in a super flavorful batter.

This recipe, which is adapted a little from Southern Living Off the Eaten Path: Second Helpings: Tasty eats and delicious stories from the South’s less-traveled trails, is a little time consuming. You have to trim each green bean and double coat them in a messy batter, and then fry them in batches. But it is a great recipe to do when you have some kitchen helpers. I love having my teenage kids help in the kitchen. Get them focused on chopping something or mixing something and those anti-parent barriers that make them answer all questions with one word answers go down. Before you know it, they’ll be blabbing about all kinds of stuff going on at school and with their friends. πŸ™‚

Fried Green Beans double dipped in a super flavorful batter.

Fried Green Beans need a good sauce, but to simplify things, I just went with a Ranch dressing made from mixing a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Mix with equal parts mayonnaise and buttermilk.

You don’t have to go out to eat to have your favorite appetizers. Make delicious Fried Green Beans at home!

Fried Green Beans double dipped in a super flavorful batter.

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Fried Green Beans double dipped in a super flavorful batter.
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Fried Green Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

Have one of your favorite restaurant appetizers at home! These Fried Green Beans have a super crispy coating. Dip them in Ranch dressing for a fun appetizer.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 338 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • Ranch dressing
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  2. In another medium bowl, stir together 1 1/2 cups water, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and vinegar. In a small bowl whisk together egg and baking powder. Whisk into water mixture.
  3. Pour 2 inches of oil into a Dutch oven. Heat between 350-375 degrees.
  4. In batches, dip green beans in egg mixture and then dredge in flour mixture. Dredge in egg mixture a second time and then in flour mixture a second time.
  5. Fry beans for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Season to taste with salt and serve with Ranch dressing.

Recipe adapted from: Southern Living Off the Eaten Path: Second Helpings: Tasty eats and delicious stories from the South’s less-traveled trails

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22 thoughts on “Crispy Fried Green Beans

  1. This recipe is totally whack. 1.5cups of water and one egg? so dip your beans in water, then flour, and then be sure to rinse off the breading with more water before soggying up your flour with some vaguely eggy water.

  2. I just ate these at a restaurant and they were delicious. So glad to find the recipe. I wonder if dipping them in buttermilk, then flour would work? I do chicken this way.

  3. Oh my gosh, fried green beans are the only way my husband will eat them. We order them when we’re out in restaurants and we always have to order two plates since they are so addictive. Yours look absolutely incredible! So crispy and I love that thick coating of batter! I’ll take the a big batch please πŸ™‚

  4. I LOVE green beans! But I don’t think I’ve ever had them fried and crispy like this before! They look awesome – especially with some dipping sauce!

  5. I love ordering fried green beans when we go out to eat, but haven’t tried a homemade version. I think that needs to change soon though, these look incredible!

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