Deep Fried Green Beans

Looking for someone to make your veggies unhealthy for you? Look no further than this blog post! My massive weed patch, that was once upon a time ago my garden, has been producing a bounty of green beans. We all enjoy them but sometimes after awhile you have to start thinking outside of the box. I don’t too many people who don’t enjoy something fried to a crunchy golden brown. So I put two and two together. Viola fried green beans! A few easy steps and you can be enjoying them too.

Our washed/trimmed beans ready to go.

Our washed/trimmed beans ready to go.

The dredging essentials. Buttermilk and flour/breadcrumbs

The dredging essentials. Buttermilk and flour/breadcrumbs

I found some little fingers to do the messy work. Yes, it was as messy as you would think!

I found some little fingers to do the messy work. Yes, it was as messy as you would think!

Awaiting the fryer.

Awaiting the fryer.

The finished product!

The finished product!

Deep Fried Green Beans

  • 1 pound fresh, trimmed green beans
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, I used regular 2% than added 1 tablespoon or so of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sale
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • oil for frying

Heat 2-3 inches of oil in a dutch oven, or heavy pot to 305-375 degrees. If making your own “buttermilk” combine the lemon juice and milk first to allow it some time to thicken. After your beans are washed and trimmed, dry them on paper towels. In a bowl or pie plate mix flour, bread crumbs and seasonings until combined. Dip the green beans in to the buttermilk then dredge with the flour/bread crumb mixture. Ideally I would repeat this step to ensure your had a good coating of breading. My breading hands were that of an almost 5 year old. By the time she was done it just looked like one big slurry, but it worked. Once oil is to temperature fry the beans in small batches. Drain the excess oil off of beans on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and enjoy!

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