Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries

I was going to share these yesterday, BUT.

Green Bean Fries

What had happened was…

Evan and Chad were kind of rough-housing. Because that’s what boys do. I was ten minutes from putting my favorite veggie burgers on the table, homework was done, and it was shaping up to be a pretty nice evening.

Until there was a crash.

broken laptop screen; Toshiba

And my laptop fell victim to the rough-housing.

I was pretty flipping upset, to put it mildly. So I topped off my very nice glass of red wine, put dinner on the table, and straight up sulked for the rest of the evening. Evan was pretty distressed because it was his crazy running away that dragged my laptop sideways into the floor. Chad felt really extra bad because it was his crazy chasing that provoked Evan’s crazy running… but ultimately it was a pretty freak accident and wasn’t anyone’s fault in particular.

I had to give Evan a big squeeze to calm his little worries.

And now I have one more reason to add to my steadily growing list of reasons for why we need to move someplace bigger and better.

roasted green beans

Fortunately, I live with a pretty clever and techno-savvy fix-it kinda guy.

He ordered a new screen; it should be here by Saturday.

And then repairs will be under way.

how to roast green beans

In the meantime I have this completely ghetto setup involving my laptop being plugged into the desktop monitor while I sit all sideways and weird in this kitchen chair at the desk and try to type. Forgive me if I’m a little short on words for the next few days.

green bean fries

This is a 4-ingredient, 15-minute, healthy recipe. Short and sweet (except sorta salty).

Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs (I go for the ones with parmesan cheese, but that's just me)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375.
  2. Toss the green beans in the olive oil to coat evenly.
  3. Lay them out in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle the bread crumbs evenly over the green beans (see note).
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes, stirring the green beans around on the baking sheet halfway through to get color all the way around.
To prepare these quickly, sprinkle the bread crumbs over the green beans as stated in the instructions. If you want a more uniform, all-over crisp to these and have a few extra minutes, place the bread crumbs in a bowl and dip each green bean in to coat evenly. Shake off the excess and bake as directed.

baked green bean fries

29 Responses

  1. Ooooooooooooh. I like this! Putting this on the must try list. The green beans, that is, not the laptop killing shenanigans. Oh, boys.

    • Seriously, right?
      Anyway, these are super fast and super good. I am a fan of all roasted veggies… the bread crumbs just change ‘em up a teensy bit.

      • We love roasted veggies, too! And I love the bread crumbs (and cheese–definitely)! Wouldn’t that be good on brussel sprouts? Hmmmm, the possibilities are endless… Thanks!

  2. Yum. I had fried green beans at the Renaissance Fair this year (of all places) and they were served with a spicy peanut dipping sauce. Must try.

    • No idea they had green beans at the Renaissance Fair. But you make me want spicy peanut sauce…

  3. Oh noooo! :-( Boys and their rough play, right? It’s all fun until something gets broken! I’ve been there many a time. These green beans look delish. I never really do anything like this with veg. I really need to try these xx

    • Hi, Nickki! Boys are a mess. I was fortunate this time, though. They were able to fix what they broke!

  4. Oh no laptop!!! That sucks!!! Hopefully the screen works otherwise Chad will just have to buy you a new one lol The green beans look amaze-balls!!!!! YUM!!!

    • It’s fixed! Chad is clever. I really thought my whole laptop was dead. I was fah-reaking out.
      Yay for green beans, though. Yum!

      • Yay for Chad!!! haha I can’t live without my laptop it’s like a piece of me so I can totally relate to your trauma!!! haha I’m making green beans this week!!!! Yum!!

        • I know! I was waaaaay more distraught than I thought I’d be. Thank goodness for Chad!!

  5. Peggy Campbell

    Boys, boys, boys, but fortunately, Chad is the ultimate fixer. These green beans look really good. Need more veggies in my diet. Must try.

    • Eat. More. Veggies. Make these! You’ll love them!

  6. I have fresh green beans in my refrigerator just waiting to be dressed up into fries! Are they crispy? A bit of crunch would be scrumptious! Sorry about the laptop, you reacted exactly how I would have! Extra squishy hug and all :)

    • Yes! They are crispy! I roast everything. Surprisingly my kids really love just regular roasted green beans. But they really liked these, too. Fun and different. And easy. That’s important.

  7. Oh no! I know the feeling – my phone screen is so used to being smashed it’s untrue (and I can’t even blame anyone else, it is entirely down to my own clumsiness!) These beans look tasty (wouldn’t be a particularly healthy one for me to try without the oven though!) – I bet this would be good with courgette too.

    • Glad to know I’m not the only infinitely clumsy person. I drop my phone regularly but not my computer!!! It was terrible. This would definitely be good with zucchini (courgette) but you’re reight… not as healthy if fried lol. Maybe just steam them and toss them with seasoned breadcrumbs? Hmmm….

  8. free penny press

    Oh my goodness.. I would have fainted too..Broken laptop screen..AHHHH!!! But help is on it’s way ..I love fried/baked green beans and as usual, yours look delicious!!

    • It’s fixed!! I really did almost die… I thought the whole laptop would have to be replaced; just bought this in March and EVERYTHING is on it! Screen arrived yesterday and we are back in business! Crisis averted. Thanks, Lynne!

  9. So sorry about the laptop…glad to read that it’s fixed. I think I would have flipped my lid. You, I’m sure, were far calmer about the whole situation. Kids!!

    Green beans are my favorite and these look fantastic!

  10. They are ACTUAL HEALTHY FRIES – you are a genius :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. Oh my goodness, these sound really good! I love fresh green beans, and I’m always looking for ways to jazz ‘em up–LOVE this idea. Thanks so much for linking up at What’s In Your Kitchen Wednesday!

    • Thanks for hosting it!! I really dig it. :)

  12. Kitten

    Love it! Making a seafood feast tonight for Lent and this will make the perfect side dish. Think I will try using Panko instead of breadcrumbs and see what happens.

    • Thanks! Panko breadcrumbs will be crunchy & amazing.

  13. Do you think you could use okra for this? looks really delicious… I thought it was okra until I looked at the recipe!! I love beans too, by the way!

    • Ya know Lois, I’m not sure. But it’s worth a shot I think! I love okra! If you try it let me know!!!

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