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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).

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Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  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.
Notes
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.

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Bri

Wednesday 25th of May 2016

Unfortunately, I found the cooking temp 375 way too low. After 15 minutes the beans and toppings were all soggy and gross. I had to crank up to 425 for another 10 minutes just to get them crispy, but by that time you might imagine, the rand were waaay overdone. Oh well

Heather Tullos

Monday 30th of May 2016

Thanks, Bri! This is an OLLLLLLLLD recipe and it's been years since I have made these! Since they didn't work out for you I'll re-test and see what I come up with.

Lois

Thursday 7th of November 2013

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!

Heather

Friday 8th of November 2013

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!!!

rumpydog

Saturday 18th of May 2013

So I'm just looking around on your blog and I find THIS recipe! I have been wanting to try fried green beans, but I think this is a much healthier way for me to do that. Thanks!

Kitten

Friday 8th of March 2013

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.

Heather

Friday 8th of March 2013

Thanks! Panko breadcrumbs will be crunchy & amazing.

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl

Monday 14th of January 2013

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!

Heather

Wednesday 16th of January 2013

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