Fried Green Beans

Updated: Jan 8



8 ounces fresh green beans, stems trimmed off

ranch dressing for dipping, click here to get my recipe!

Large bowl for ice bath 3 cups vegetable oil, for frying

Fresh parsley, for garnish (if desired)

Grated Parmesan, for garnish (if desired)


FLOUR DREDGE:

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon dried mustard

1/2 teaspoon cayenne (less or more if desired)

1 tablespoon cajun seasoning


BREADCRUMBS:

2 cups regular bread crumbs **SEE NOTES**

2 tablespoons italian seasoning

2 tablespoons cajun seasonings


LIQUID DREDGE:

1 1/2 cups milk

2 eggs

*Same seasonings as flour mixture*


**The seasonings and amounts listed above are my personal preferences and simply a suggestion, you can change to fit your tastes.


DIRECTIONS:

  1. In 3 separate bowls, combine the ingredients listed above for the dredges. In another large bowl, prepare the ice bath (ice cubes and cold water).

  2. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil; drop in the green beans and cook for 5 minutes. Remove and immediately drop into the ice bath to stop the cooking process. Remove after about a minute.

  3. Dredge the beans (*SEE NOTES*) in the flour, egg mixture, and then the breadcrumbs. Set aside and finish dredging all of them.

  4. Heat the vegetable oil to about 350 degrees F and fry the beans in batches for 2-5 minutes. (*SEE NOTES*)

  5. Drain on paper towels. Garnish, if desired and serve with ranch dressing :)


NOTES:

Bread Crumbs: You can either buy regular bread crumbs or the Italian kind and omit adding the Italian seasoning


Dredging: I found it easier, although more time consuming, to dredge the beans individually rather than in batches. Doing them individually allowed each one to get coated more evenly.


Frying: I personally like mine crispy so I fried them closer to 5 minutes!



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