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Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
Ok- I know it sounds crazy to take something healthy and fry it, but dh has been obsessed with finding the recipe since seeing them on tv. Have this on my to try soon list. Enjoy :)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 4 cups vegetable broth or 4 cups chicken broth
- 6 -8 ounces fresh green beans
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup plain breadcrumbs or 1 cup seasoned dry bread crumb
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
- vegetable shortening (for frying) or vegetable oil (for frying)
- Place beans in the broth. Bring to a boil and cook 15 minutes, then drain and place in cold water to stop cooking process.
- Mix beaten egg with milk in a shallow bowl. Measure 1 cup of flour into another shallow bowl. Combine bread crumbs, 3/4 teaspoons salt, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder into a third bowl.
- Take a handful of beans out of the water and shake off excess liquid. Coat the beans with the flour, shaking to remove excess flour. Dip the beans, one at a time, into egg/milk mixture, then dip in breadcrumb mixture. Place the beans on a plate until all are coated.
- Heat the shortening or oil to 350 degrees F in a heavy skillet (or use deep fryer). Use enough to cover the beans, about 1 1/2 inches. Fry until golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Definitely a little time consuming having to dip each green bean. However, definitely worth it. I tried speeding up the process and doing a few at a time in the end and you could tell the difference. Great with Recipezaar Wasabi-Cucumber dip.
Well, thank you, Loves for providing a recipe for the overabundance of beans that I've grown this year. I've canned, frozen, cooked and am now happily adding this to my "Things One Can Do With Beans" list. Tomorrow I have to pick again and am going to attempt to get to the breaded stage and then freeze them so that I can fry them at a later date. Thanks so much for the post!!!!
Wow! Could it be that my husband absolutely loves green beans!? Thank you for such a wonderful recipe. I didn't change a thing. Served it with some ranch dressing. Yummy!