Baked Green Bean Fries — Damn Delicious

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Baked Green Bean Fries

Healthy, nutritious fries that you can eat guilt-free. And they’re baked to absolute crisp-perfection!

Christmas is fast-approaching, and if our Christmas feast is going to be anything like our Thanksgiving feast, I’m in need of some fat pants and a huge serving of these green bean fries.

Now I don’t know about you guys but being the pathological snacker that I am, these come in super handy, especially when you pile on that Ranch dipping sauce. After all, it all evens out since these are baked, saving you on a ton of calories!

Baked Green Bean FriesHealthy, nutritious fries that you can eat guilt-free. And they’re baked to absolute crisp-perfection!

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Healthy, nutritious fries that you can eat guilt-free. And they’re baked to absolute crisp-perfection!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Panko*
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine Panko, Parmesan and cayenne pepper; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  3. Working in batches, dredge green beans in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in Panko mixture, pressing to coat.
  4. Place green beans in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
  5. Serve immediately.

*Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb and can be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store.

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56 comments

Can’t wait to try these. I love the fried ones, but avoid fried foods. Great post, thank you.

These sound like the beans I had in Myrtle beach last year at an Applebee’s I think it was. I hope it is because they were absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to try them.

I want to make these for a potluck. Do you think they will stay crunchy enough if I make them an hour before serving?

These are actually best when served immediately.

These look totally delicious and fat pants are acceptable 24/7 from Christmas Eve until New Years Day in my book! =)

I like to think these could help me stay in my skinny jeans! 😉

Chungah, You are amazing, they look so delicious, one question: when you dredge the green beans into the flour, how do they stick the flour? Are they wet when you dredge them into the flour? I will buy the beans and must make it right, my son loves, loves, loves green beans so much. I want to make it successful and tasteful. thanks a million.

The flour will not be sticking to the green beans very well but you want to aim for a simple, quick coating.

I understand that adding a small amount of cornstarch to the flour works well for helping a coating adhere to food items. Worth a try?

You could try a light spray /coating of oil to help the flour to adhere, then proceed with the egg and panko dredging. Bring on the crunch!

did you boil/steam the beans first?

Would I be able to use frozen green beans for this?

It is best to use fresh green beans.

Instead of dipping in the egg I will replace egg with fat free ranch dressing as this is what I always do. I cannot bring myself to use eggs. It is one food that I will not eat…..even my meatloaf is egg free

There’s an idea. I have little ones and am a bit anxious about keeping a carton of eggs that I may have to clean up off the floor. Ugh!

Delish! I washed the green beans and they were still damp when I put them thru the flour, which helped it adhere. My 12 year old son handled the egg and pano dipping. He loves them! Just enough cayenne. Yummy and easy!

I’ve recently discovered the little bags of sugar snap pea crisps, what a great idea to use panko! Can’t wait to try.

Could you use something other than panko bread crumbs that would be just as delicious? Like maybe crushing up salad croutons?

You can certainly try substituting crushed up salad croutons but without further recipe testing, I cannot speak for how much this will change the overall taste/texture of the dish. Using a substitution may also result in a mediocre outcome.

My husband and I made these tonight and they were AMAZING! It is quite rare to find something that’s relatively healthy but tastes good, but this dish is both! Love it!

If I could make one tiny suggestion. When looking for the green beans look for FRENCH green beans. I’ve tried this recipe with different types of green beans and the FRENCH is the best!! 🙂

Can anyone help me out on how many Weight Watchers PointsPlus points this would be? Thanks so much!

Jamie, it is best that you use free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “Weight Watchers Points Calculator”) to obtain such information.

I made these tonight for something different. I usually fry our garden green beans. My family did not care for these and they were a bit time consuming and messy to make. I do love your website and have made several recipes of yours and they were all delish!

I’m sorry that this recipe did not turn out the way you had imagined. I only post recipes that have been successfully tested in my own kitchen, and as you can see from the comments here, many of these readers have had great outcomes in the final dish as well. So I must ask – did you follow the recipe exactly as written without any substitutions?

Thank you so much for this recipe!! It turned out fabulous for me. It was my first time using Panko breadcrumbs in any recipe so I was happily surprised how well they turned out!

But I felt that perhaps the green beans were a little dry, so I wonder if you had a dipping sauce in mind to go with them. 🙂

We loved this with Ranch and garlic aioli.

Is it just me or did I miss a step? They look great !! But they taste like raw green beans. Should I have cooked them first . Ugh. Was super excited about these. They look appetizing but don’t taste that way. Gunna toss the whole batch

Nope – they should have cooked through completely in the 10-12 minutes of baking time. Maybe they just needed to be baked a little longer?

For all the people wondering if you can use frozen green beans for this recipe, I just wanted to let you know that I made these with a bag of frozen cut green beans (not even the whole ones) and they came out great. My kids liked the fact that they were bite size. I steamed them in the microwave for about 4 minutes, then followed the rest of the recipe from there. The steam/moisture left on the green beans helped the flour coating stick very well. As a side note, I did leave out the cayenne pepper because I have small children who do not like spicy things. I tried to compensate by adding garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to the flour, and even added some seasoned italian breadcrumbs to the panko/parmesan mixture. They were still kind of bland – next time I will make with the cayenne or some wasabi powder to see if that gives them a little more kick. Either way, my family did enjoy them dipped in ranch and blue cheese dressing. Thanks for the recipe!

Your recipes are mouthwatering and so easy to adapt. Great for fussy eaters! Thanks so much!

THIS WAS AMAZING. I may reduce the parmesan next time as I feel like it didn’t adhere very well, but overall delicious. Guilt free snacking.

I made these tonight and we LOVED them! Even my husband who doesn’t like green beans. So thank you for a great recipe. Next time I’m definitely finely shredding my cheese- I did it to large and it didn’t adhere to the green bean as well as I’d hoped. Live and learn

If posible change panko for oatmeal

These were much too labor intensive! I did about 1/5 of the recipe and gave up. The flour stuck okay, the Panko/parmesan not terribly well. I did bake what I made and they tasted good but not good enough for the > 30 minutes to prep the beans and then dredge and coat 1/5 of them. The only change I made was to add more cayenne.

I used two bags of frozen whole green beans(thawed). I would say these green beans are close to TGIF’s green beans(appetizer) in a healty version. Two bags was A LOT OF WORK! I would definitely make these again.

I add butter and garlic first it isn’t as healthy but it adds another layer of flavor. I had only ever served them with just the garlic then I decided to add the Panko when I took them to my daughters school Thanksgiving festival. Her school does the entire school and rents out a hall, not just a class or two. So you have to do a dish for twelve.

I made these tonight but I used the coating they use for the Bisquick chicken tenders and they were amazing!! The only reason I didn’t use panko was because I was worried not enough would stick to the beans. We all loved them though, thanks!!

I made these tonight. Tasty but definitely messy. I only used a pound of green beans, too, not a pound and a half, and I needed three eggs instead of two.

Probably not something I’ll make again but it was interesting to try. Thanks for the recipe!

I made these for dinner tonight and they turned out amazing! I skipped the Parmesan (lactose intolerant), but just added a little salt to the Panko. I did turn them in the pan halfway through to make sure they browned evenly. Served them with burgers, and they were the perfect substitute for French fries. Thanks for the recipe! I will definitely make these again!

These are delicious! But only a few stuck to the Panko mix. What did i do wrong?

It’s hard to say. I recommend thoroughly dipping them into the eggs before coating with Panko. Hope that helps!

I substituted almond flour for the panko and flour to make it low carb, wow.

i recently visited los angeles CA & a restaurant chain named PF Changs, a popular dish was green beans. however they were fried so im hoping these are a healthy version to end my cravings! thanks for the recipe

Made these for dinner tonight and they were a big hit with the family! I had 1/2 of a white onion on hand so sliced it into rings using the same coatings as the green beans and baked together. Delicious! Love your cookbook.

These turned out fantastic!! I tried to make them as is but I only had about a tablespoon of Pablo! So depressed. I smashed a few Ritz, oyster crackers, used the Pablo and Parmesan. They were wonderful!

Next time I have to make them more carb free cuz I just have to. ☹️ Lol

These are fantastic! The entire family lived them a bed I have very picky eaters. Would make a great appetizer also with a dip.

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I thought these were bland 🙁 my first recipe from damndelicious I didn’t like.

I tried this recipe and it worked well. I followed the instructions and they came out nice and crunchy. A little under seasoned, so I added a little salt as soon as they came out of the oven. Served with an avocado dipping sauce.

Can you make these in an air fryer

Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, we cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

Hi. This recipe looks delicious. Do you think I could assemble it I had of time and then bake it right in time for dinner? Thanks in advance.

Yes, that should work!

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