Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Most Helpful

Very different, yet flavorful. Loved the spicy mayo. We all managed to eat the whole batch. I did cut the kosher salt in half. The race was on for seconds. Loved them. Made for PRMR Tag

weekend cooker January 01, 2014

I made these tonight for hubby (since I do not like or ever eat beans). Tonight was an exception. I was on speaker phone with my GF while making them, and she kept telling me to try one... so I did. The next batch, I tried another... and so on... and so on. LOL. Long story short... you have a winner here! I won't compare them to TGI FRidays, but the coating cooks up perfectly! I did a sacraficial bean and my oil was too hot (no thermometer). Next one I ate needed a tad more salt. I used haricot verts, and it worked out beautifully. I plan to use this coating on a zucchini sitting on my counter. I did add a bit more salt. These were really good (and I do not like or eat beans, but these I really liked). Hubby scarfed most of them down so fast when I would take a batch out, I was lucky to save a few for me to get a picture! Thank you for posting and for converting me into a bean eater. (Made for PRMR)

rosie316 September 03, 2013

Made for PRMR! These had a great flavor. I've never eaten these so I can't compare to anything. The only downfall is the amount of calories...Love it, it is a keeper. Thanks

nochlo September 01, 2013