TGI Friday’s Green Bean Fries Recipe (Copycat)

It is said that anything can taste delicious when breaded and fried to golden perfection, and TGI Friday’s green bean fries recipe is no exception. Are there any picky eaters at your home? No need to worry because we’re sharing with you a unique way to serve a yummy vegetable side dish using green beans. Learn how you can cook up these crispy finger food in the comfort of your own home. Moreover, you can even serve this with our pan seared salmon recipe

These crispy green bean fries are certainly a breeze to make. But what’s the secret of this recipe? We’re blanching the green beans to help retain their firmness, coating them with a flour mixture with breadcrumbs for extra crunch, and simply seasoning them for flavor. Above all, with simple ingredients like garlic, onion powder, sea salt, and pepper, this copycat  TGI Friday’s fried green beans are far from being bland. Aside from our simple ketchup and mayo dip, we suggest serving this tasty appetizer with a special ranch dip.

TGI Friday’s Green Bean Fries Recipe (Copycat)

How To Make TGI Friday’s Green Bean Fries (Copycat)

This TGI Friday’s fried green beans recipe is very easy to make and requires simple ingredients. It has simple breading of seasoned flour, egg and milk, and breadcrumbs that makes it crispy and savory.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 6 oz fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups breadcrumbs
  • tsp sea salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • tsp garlic powder
  • 5 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • 5 cups water, for boiling

To Serve:

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise,
  • 2 tbsp ketchup

Instructions

  1. Bring a soup pot of water with 1 teaspoon of salt to a rolling boil.

  2. While waiting, prepare another bowl of cold water with ice.

  3. Blanch the beans in the boiling water, then plunge in iced water to halt its cooking. Drain and set aside.

  4. Prepare a deep skillet with oil. Heat up until ready for frying.

  5. While waiting, prepare your breading mix. Place the flour in a small bowl and add remaining salt, onion powder, pepper, and garlic powder.

  6. In a second small bowl, whisk the egg together with the milk until well-combined.

  7. In a third bowl, add the breadcrumbs.

  8. Dredge the green beans in flour, gently shaking to remove any excess.

  9. Dip the beans in the egg and milk mixture, then repeat with the flour and egg mixture before coating with the breadcrumbs mixture until fully coated.

  10. Fry the green beans for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown.

  11. Place them on paper towels to drain before serving.

  12. Serve with any combination of dipping sauces.

Recipe Notes

We combined 2 tablespoons each of mayonnaise and ketchup per serving for the dipping sauce. However, you can use a combination of your preferred dipping sauce such as barbeque, ranch, ketchup, mayonnaise, and Italian.

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 15g
  • :
  • Calcium: 341mg
  • Calories: 3874kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 121g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg
  • Fat: 381g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Iron: 8mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 45g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g
  • Potassium: 542mg
  • Protein: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 301g
  • Sodium: 2183mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 660IU
  • Vitamin C: 7mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

Are green beans supposed to be crispy?

Green beans shouldn’t be too crispy nor too soggy. If it’s too firm, then the beans might be undercooked, and if it’s too soggy, then it’s overcooked. But in this recipe, we’re really looking for that crunch. You get that crisp from blanching the green beans, and since the beans are going to get coated with breading and fried, this ensures that although the vegetables are crispy, they certainly wouldn’t be undercooked.

How do you cook green beans so they stay green?

The best way to retain the color of green beans when cooked is by blanching them. We boil them for a few minutes then dump them in a bowl of iced water. This will “shock” the vegetables and stop their cooking time, leaving you with bright green beans.

What can I add to green beans for flavor?

The best herbs and spices to season them with are garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, basil, and for those who like a kick in every bite, try chili powder. Even lemon is a good addition to your green beans because of its tangy flavor.

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Conclusion

Trade in those potatoes with something greener and healthier. Make your own TGI Friday's green bean fries to have a new appetizer option for every meal. Dip it in your favorite dipping sauce to add more flavor to every bite.
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