I finally found my new favorite appetizer in a plate of fried green beans. This light snack is coated in beer batter for that perfectly light yet crispy texture that resembles French fries. Yup, it’s basically a healthier version of French fries!
I know it’s healthy to eat a side of vegetables every day, but admittedly, I still find myself running out of ideas on how to make them more appetizing to everyone. Simply blanching or stir-frying fresh green beans is not enough so I decided to give deep-frying them a go. So let me share with you this really good fried green beans recipe. Everyone loves this green bean recipe so much so that I not only serve them as an appetizer, I also serve them as snacks during game day and movie nights!
I recently discovered the use of beer batter in dishes, so I tried making and fish for starters. I then tried it for my deep fried beans, and it worked perfectly! I noticed that compared to regular breading, using a beer batter makes the texture of fried foods more crispy and airy. I also don’t have to worry about serving it to kids because the alcohol content of the beer will evaporate eventually when cooked.
I seasoned the batter with kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to make the green beans extra flavorful. Frying beans is a breeze so I just let the oil do the work, and take them out when they’ve reached that perfect golden brown color. These crispy green beans are already sensational as they are, but I personally prefer serving it with a side of ranch dressing for the perfect appetizer.
How To Make Fried Green Beans
Turn green beans into a delish appetizer with this easy recipe! These crispy fried green beans are coated in a seasoned beer batter, then deep-fried for a crispy dish.
Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pot to 375 degrees F.
Coat the green beans in ½ cup of flour, shaking off any excess.
In a medium bowl, mix together the remaining cup of flour, beer, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Coat each green bean in the batter, letting the excess batter drip back into the bowl.
Fry 8 to 10 green beans at a time for about 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown.
Place the breaded green beans on a plate with a paper towel to drain.
Repeat the process with the remaining green beans.
Sprinkle with parsley, then serve, and enjoy!
- Calories: 173.73kcal
- Fat: 2.51g
- Saturated Fat: 0.24g
- Trans Fat: 0.01g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 1.32g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.79g
- Carbohydrates: 30.89g
- Fiber: 2.99g
- Sugar: 2.57g
- Protein: 4.87g
- Sodium: 347.84mg
- Calcium: 36.88mg
- Potassium: 212.96mg
- Iron: 2.31mg
- Vitamin A: 29.19µg
- Vitamin C: 10.09mg
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