These lightly battered green bean fries are a crisp and tasty appetizer.

Fresh green beans are tossed in a simple batter and then lightly deep fried until golden brown.

Serve these little bites with your favorite dips and watch them disappear.

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A Tasty Appetizer Recipe

We love green bean fries and used to order them at a favorite restaraunt that has now shut down. We think they’re just as good at home and make for a great snack for dipping.

  • Grown-ups and kids alike will love this crisp snack take on French fries.
  • Fresh green beans (or other fresh veggies) can be used for a quick snack.
  • These can be made in a deep fryer or in a shallow pan of oil on the stovetop.
  • Green bean fries take just minutes to fry for a great snack.
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How to Make Green Bean Fries

  1. Whisk all batter ingredients until smooth and dip the beans into the batter.
  2. Transfer coated green beans into a deep fryer or heated oil in a pan & cook per the recipe below.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to remove them & place them on a clean paper towel to drain. Season and enjoy.

This recipe is not recommended in an air fryer however leftover green bean fries can be reheated in the air fryer for a couple of minutes.

If you’d like to cook green beans in the air fryer, we suggest using the bread crumb based coating in our air fryer onion ring recipe.

Tips for Crispy Deep Fried Green Bean Fries

  • Avoid crowding the pan or deep fryer so the pieces don’t stick together.
  • Let the batter rest for about 5 minutes before dipping the green beans to create a lighter coating.
  • Season the hot beans with salt immediately after removing from the oil.
  • Serve green bean fries with your favorite dipping sauces, we love ranch or chipotle aioli.
Green Bean Fries with ranch dip

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Green Bean Fries

These crispy coated green beans fries are fried until golden, they are the perfect alternative to potato fries!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • ¾ pound fresh green beans washed and trimmed
  • oil for frying
  • kosher salt to taste

Batter Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or dried dill optional
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • Heat a deep fryer or a shallow pan of oil to 375°F.
  • Trim the ends off the beans and ensure they are dry.
  • Combine all batter ingredients together in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Let rest 5 minutes.
  • Using a fork dip the beans into the batter, a couple at a time, coating them completely.
  • Place the beans into the deep fryer or oil in small batches for about 2-3 minutes or until browned and crispy. Don't overcrowd them.
  • Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with seasoned salt.

Notes

This recipe has been tested in an air fryer and does not work well. If you’d like to cook green beans in the air fryer, we suggest using the bread crumb based batter in our air fryer onion ring recipe.
Use fresh (not frozen) green beans.
Nutritional value only includes a portion of the oil for frying. 
 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 307 | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1008IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American

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