As written, I would give it a four. With a few tweaks though, this is definitely a five-star recipe. We're not able to get ranch dressing mix here, so I just used natilla, which is a cross between creme fraiche and sour cream. I also upped the wasabi (prepared, not powdered) and the horseradish because we like that nasal sting. LOL! We did NOT cook the green beans for 15 minutes, but rather until barely tender, no more than 5 minutes - so that they would hold upright and not wilt over.
The BIG SECRET though, is in double dipping. I followed instructions for prepping the beans and the first few turned out just ok. A bit ugly. So I took the previously breaded beans (not fried yet), dipped them once again in the egg mixture, then again in the breadcrumbs and VOILA - the perfectly coated and crispy green bean! Very much like I remember those at TGI Fridays. Made for Help a Naked Recipe 2012. Thanks for posting!!!
YUM YUM...GREAT snacking food while watching a movie. I made the dip as stated with 1% milk. I tried making the green beans healthier and think they turned out very good. I microwaved the beans in their bag for 4 minutes then put in cold water. I mixed twice the amount of spices with whole wheat flour and again with whole wheat panko bread crumbs. After coating the beans, I put them on a spray oiled cookie sheet and spray oiled the tops of them and baked them at 400F for 20 minutes. While the panko bread crumbs didn't completely coat them they were nice and crunchy. Coating each bean did take awhile but I think a kid might enjoy doing it. Made for the Beverage tag game.
Loved these! Actually got DH to eat green beans. WOW. Didn't have cucumbers but made as written.
Suggestion...costs extra...after initial pre-cooking green means in broth...don't cool in ice water. Make some frozen cubes of chicken broth, put in a bowl with liquid broth...NOW cool the broth-cooked beans in cool broth. Flavor remains intense!
I fixed the green beans for Easter. They turned out way better than I thought they would. My husband and I loved them. I give them five star's
Yum!!! Yum!!! We've made these a couple of times now and they are tastey...
I didn't have any cucumber for the sauce, and I used double the wasabi powder & more cayenne and horseradish to give it more oomph, and also added a drop of green food coloring! I also didn't have enough breadcrumbs so I used some saltine crackers and it was amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Turned out awesome! Everyone loved them!
I just made the Beer -battered Green Bean Fries (recipe somewhere on Google) today since it was easier (ingredients availability & time) to make. It was really good too! Almost taste the same as TGI's. I just used regular Ranch dressing for dip (mixed w/ 2 tsp of lemon juice). I haven't tried this recipe by sharon123 but will try it when I have the ingredients & time. I am sure trying different recipes of this-is a treat!
I was really excited to make these. The green beans are close to how Fridays makes them but I still think there needs to be some tweaking to the recipe. The wasabi sauce didnt taste like what Fridays serves. It just tasted like a kicked up ranch. It didnt ever thicken up in the fridge and it stayed runny for me. It was still good tho. I also got this recipe from top secret recipes and I would say Id give this 3 stars for authenticity and 4 stars for being a good fried green bean recipe.