After letting these green beans sit in my refrigerator for far longer than should be acceptable, I decided to give in and bread them. I seem to be on a faux frying kick lately.
We had awesome fried green beans a few weekends ago when we went out for lunch downtown. They were supposed to be served with a curried mayonnaise dipping sauce, but the restaurant was all out of it and gave us ketchup instead. On one hand, I was bummed. On the other hand, I knew that I didn’t need to be dipping fried food into mayo.
I briefly considered making curried mayo for these, but gave in to better judgement and chose a sour cream based wasabi dipping sauce. Chris and I both really liked the wasabi sauce and liked it even better when double dipped in ketchup. Tastes like cocktail sauce, huh? Mmmm.
Maybe next time we’ll do a shrimp and green bean dinner. That totally sounds like an odd combo, but we’re not above having odd dinners at Duke’s House and it would be tasty, trust me!
Oven Fried Green Beans Ingredients:
- 1 lb. fresh green beans
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 egg
- olive oil spray
Oven Fried Green Bean Directions:
- Wash and trim green beans and cut into halves and thoroughly dry them.
- In a medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne.
- Whisk eggs to break them up completely.
- Pre-heat oven to 425.
- Coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
- Keeping one hand dry and one hand wet, dip a green bean in the eggs, lift it out and shake off any excess egg, put green bean in bread crumbs mixture and coat completely, lift out and shake off any excess bread crumbs, then transfer green bean to prepared baking sheet.
- Repeat with remaining green beans.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, turning once, until browned, crispy, and tender to the bite.
- Serve hot. We like ours with wasabi dipping sauce and then double dipped in ketchup. (Horseradish sauce would work too!)
Servings ~ 4
Calories ~ 134, Fat ~ 2 g, Carbohydrates ~ 25 g, Protein 6 g
Wasabi Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons prepared wasabi
Wasabi Dipping Sauce Directions:
- Combine ingredients.
- Adjust wasabi/sour cream to taste.
Servings ~ 4
Calories ~ 42, Fat ~ 4 g, Carbohydrates ~ 1 g, Protein 1 g