Crispy green beans


    Coated with spicy breadcrumbs and deep fried - this is a delicious way to eat green beans! Serve with garlic mayo. Here's a tip if you don't want to fry them too long: Deep fry for 1 minute and then put them in a dry frying pan to finish crisping up. It takes longer but works!

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    Serves: 8 

    • oil for frying
    • fresh green beans, trimmed
    • 125ml water
    • 1 egg
    • 120ml milk
    • 250g breadcrumbs
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon onion granules
    • 125g plain flour


    1. Heat the oil in a deep fat fryer to 190 C.
    2. Combine the green beans and water in a saucepan. Cover and bring to the boil. Cook until the beans are bright green, about 4 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Cover with cold water and set aside.
    3. In one bowl, whisk the egg and milk together. In a separate bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, chilli powder, garlic powder and onion granules. Drain the green beans and toss with flour to coat, shaking off the excess. Dip the beans into the egg mixture and then into the breadcrumbs, coating thoroughly.
    4. Fry beans in batches so they are not touching. Cook until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes. Drain on kitchen paper.

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    Great! 2 things I did differently: bake the beans at 375 for about 25 minutes rather than fry them. I sprayed a cookie sheet w/non-fat cooking spray prior to placing the beans on top. And I used egg substitute instead of one egg. Our whole family enjoyed them! I'll def make them again & prob will make a large batch so I can freeze some. Thanks for sharing this!  -  29 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Following others' advice, I spread these on a cookie sheet and baked at 375 for about 20 minutes, rather than frying. They were nice and crispy; a relatively easy option for green beans that's fun for the kids!  -  16 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipe. I also ommitted the pre cooking step. I actually used frozen whole green beans unthawed. Still turned out awesome. This is a keeper.  -  19 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)