Recipe is from Sunset Magazine. I've had these at a restaurant called Fridays and now they're available in supermarkets. Thought it would be nice to make them at home.
- Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until it reaches 375 degrees F on a deep-fry thermometer (oil temp will drop slightly with addition of green beans -- maintain at 350 degrees F). Reduce heat to low if it gets too hot.
- Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise and chipotle in a small bowl; set aside. Mix 1/2 cup flour; the cornmeal salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Put remaining 1/2 cup flour in a second bowl and buttermilk in a third bowl.
- Working with about 10 beans at a time, dust beans with flour, dip in buttermilk, then dredge in cornmeal mixture, breaking clumps apart as needed.
- Carefully drop beans into hot oil, turning to keep them from sticking. Fry beans until golden brown, about 3 minutes, increasing or reducng heat as needed to keep oil at 350 degrees F. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beans to a tray lined with paper towels. Serve with spicy may on the side.