Thursday, January 26, 2012

Baked Green Bean Fries

We are definitely trying to eat somewhat healthier these days and when I saw these on someone's board on Pinterest I had to give them a whirl. Loved them. So easy and we were pleasantly surprised at how good they were. Really good change from the deep-fried we get at restaurants. We had them plain, as a side dish, but I think next time I'd serve them with an aioli for dipping, too.

and now I'm addicted to Pinterest. Just what I need. More computing.





Baked Crispy Green Bean Fries
Source: http://nutritionfor.us/2011/11/baked-green-bean-fries-and-good-living/
adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook 
Printable Recipe

 1 pound of fresh green beans, trimmed, blanched and cooled
1/4 cup of flour
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and freshly ground  black pepper (more or less to taste)
1 tablespoon of olive oil, for the baking sheet

To blanch green beans: Rinse green beans and trim off the ends. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a couple teaspoons of salt. Carefully put the green beans into the boiling water. Let them cook for about 5 minutes, more or less. Check for doneness. Immediately drain the green beans in a colander and put them into ice cold water to bring the temperature down. Drain the beans and make sure that they are dried well before using.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a nonstick cooking sheet with olive oil. Set aside.

Pour flour into one bowl or a large ziploc bag. In another bowl, beat the eggs. In another bowl, mix breadcrumbs with spices.

Take the green beans and mix them in the flour. Shake off any excess. Then dip them into the egg, a few at a time, then completely cover them in the bread crumbs. Place on the cookie sheet in a single layer. Repeat with the rest of the green beans.
Bake for 15 minutes or until browned and crispy.



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78 comments:

  1. There was a really ugly rumor I was about to start, regarding your 'healthier' way of eating, until I read you had baked those beautiful green beans which look deep-fried.

    Btw, I also have a love affair with Pinterest.

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  2. Gosh, we eat our steamed and crispy but this looks delish!

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  3. wow. thats a great idea. How are you carol? have been trying to write a comment on your posts but kept have a slight internet problem. have a nice day :)

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  4. These beans look so good! They almost look "unhealthy" so that must mean they are delicious! My logic might be off but my tastebuds never are.

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  5. I've never tried them before, they look great:@)

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  6. These do look good. Anything baked is always a plus. I'm surprised I haven't seen them on Pinterest. I seriously can't stop pinning and viewing all the amazing boards.

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  7. What a fun recipe! We love green beans. My never-touch-fruit eating daughter eats bowl fulls. Wonder if she would like these. I know I would.

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  8. OMG, these I am soooo making these. I've been snacking on the Calbee brand snapea crisps and love them. I get them at the health food store, and you really need to try them ;o)

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  9. Oh the green beans sound so good. I can't wait to give them a try.

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  10. Yup, welcome to the club. :P

    Green beans are actually one of the few veggies I don't LOVE. Prepared like this though...I could learn to love them.

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  11. These sound great, I can't wait to try them!

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  12. Those sound really good! I never thought of baking green beans!

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  13. One of my husband's culinary idiosyncracies is to put ketchup on green beans :( This sounds like a way that I could actually get him to eat the beans without me having to look at the ketchup mess, lol.

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    1. I would like ketchup with them, too!

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  14. Interesting! You know me and veggies. So glad you gave credit to the source, so many using Pinterest aren't! But, you are good!

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  15. This is such an interesting way to make green beans! I love the idea!

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  16. Oh these look so good! I've purchased these frozen from the grocery store to use as an appetizer when company comes. You made them look so easy to make on my own! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Look at you and your Pinterest recipe :) Honestly, I've never thought of making green beans like this but they look fantastic! I can't wait to try this.

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  18. I love the fried versions of these green beans. Looking forward to trying the healthier version. I haven't really gotten into Pinterest, which could be good. I barely have time to keep up with what I do without another time killer on the computer.

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  19. wow I simply love those green bean fries! So creative, original and delicious!

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  20. I love these green beans - the crunchy texture is the best!

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  21. We had fried green beans from TGIFriday's one afternoon on our recent road trip to FL. They served them with a wasabi dip. You wouldn't need that extra kick with yours.

    I hear other ladies hooked on Pinterest. Zero interest here. Spend way too much time on the computer as it is. ;)

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    1. We love the ones from Fridays! And the dip!

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  22. Thanks for all the nice comments!

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    1. Definitely going to try this recipe! Probably would be good with a ranch dip too.

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    2. Donna, a ranch dip would be great! Now I think I need to make them again :)

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  23. This looks like a delicious way to get people to eat their vegetables. I have not tried Pinterest, but you are the 2nd blog I came across today that mentions it.

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  24. That's amazing! Never would have thought of doing green beans like this, Carol. It's on my radar now though!

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  25. Completely new to me but, now that I know about them, it seems to make sense. Why not? I'll have to try.

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  26. I agree the dip would be a good addition. yum.

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  27. I'm so addicted to Pinterest as well (as if I don't already spend enough time on the computer). These look scrumptious. Gotta give 'em a try.

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  28. These sound awesome and the dip would be heavenly. I've never had them, but they would be great to serve with a sandwich.

    I signed up for pinterest but I never really use it.

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  29. Yum. I love green been fries. I'll have to try them sometime. They look delicious!

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  30. Pinterest has been feeding us at my place, too - I can't believe how many incredibly good recipes I've discovered since I became addicted to pinning! The baked green bean fries look delicious!

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  31. I'm following you on Pinterest now AND I pinned this post. :) Because I am always looking for an easy side to have with sandwiches or veggie burgers and these definitely fit the bill!

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  32. interesting recipie...we have so many green beens in the summer I am always ready for new ideas..and this is a new idea I will use...thanks!

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  33. These look so yummy! And baked? Yay! I'll have to give them a whirl. Isn't Pinterest the best and worst thing that ever happened? :D

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  34. Lovely dish! I surely want to try it, so I am going to add this on my pinterest :)

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  35. I saw this on a blog recently and it does look interesting! I love fresh green beans. I will try them on your glowing recommendation! with your aioli!

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  36. Does anyone know why I am getting these characters after Ann in my link? It's driving me crazy!!!

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    1. It's the apostrophe in the name. Must be HTML? or something when you post by URL with blogger. Leave off the apostrophe.

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  37. Never thought of preparing beans this way! Gonna try it.

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  38. These look so good! Always looking for another way to serve veggies. Have already done a "re-pin" !!

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  39. what a unique dish. Have printe d the recipe and will give it a try.

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  40. Pinterest is my favorite way to waste time. These are so interesting! I've been looking for ways to sneak some green beans into our meals. I'll have to give this one a shot!

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  41. Hi Carol, you do seem to find the best recipes. These green beans sounds delicious. I actually love veggies. I am definitely saving this recipe too, thanks for sharing.

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  42. Hi Carol, I am always looking for good ways to cook greenbeans...this one looks fantastic!
    ♥, Susan

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  43. Looks sooooo yummy!!! Have a wonderful week!!!! Cahy

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  44. I have really only cooked beans either boiled or steamed or in a stew. Would never thought of cooking them this way.

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  45. They really are good! I like them sauteed even better though! I made some tonight! ♥

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  46. Yummy!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  47. Those green bean fries look delicious - I love how crisp and crunchy they look. I wonder how they would go with like a nice chipotle aioli?

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    1. I think a chipotle aioli would be great!

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  48. I love green beans. This looks yummy!

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  49. Yum, Carol! I love the ones they serve at TGI Fridays and these would be better for you! Definitely going to do these...and send the recipe to my daughter! And...pin them! lol Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  50. I really prefer baked recipes rather than deep fried, I mean who doesn't? but I also think that thinggs taste better

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  51. They look really good, Carol! I've doen thsi with zucchini sticks but never thought tio try green beans. I like that they are baked!

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  52. What an unusual recipe. Worth a try! Thanks for something different.

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  53. Thank you for the recipe, and what a great idea for a mosaic.

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  54. I'm so afraid of joining Pinterest. Just what I need -- something else to distract me!

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  55. I'm always looking for ways to add more veggies to our diet. I like that they are baked and not fried. Yummy with the dip.

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  56. These look delicious. Really good. I'll be pinning this - I'm a fan of Pinterest, too.

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  57. These look absolutely mouthwatering!Thanks for sharing,dear!xxx

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  58. No one in our family can resist fried veggies in restaurants, so I will try these for sure. I wish I could just sit down and dig in right now!

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  59. I've seen green bean fries before; but have never tried them. They look so yummy, Carol!

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  60. Wow Carol, I love these green beans...the look great coated with the bread crumb and the spices...crunchy.
    Hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  61. I bet my Ms Picky who does not eat green beans, would eat this! This is a keeper. I have fresh green beans in the fridge and the other ingredients in the cupboard, I might as well make this for dinner tomorrow.

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  62. I'm trying to avoid pinterest for just the reason you alluded too... I already have so much to do online! But these green beans looks great... I'll have to give them a try! Green beans are one of the few vegetables the boy will eat

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  63. Hi Carol thank you for visiting my blog. And These looks so perfect. I am only missing beans and the garlic powder. Off to the store now I want it by my lunch time.

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  64. Oh these look amazing and I bet they would be really tasty with buttermilk dressing to dip in...yum!

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  65. I know the perfect occasion for these!

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  66. My kids love eating these out, can't wait to try making these at home! Thank you!!

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    1. Thanks! We love them out, but they were really good at home, too :)

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