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You will love this easy Fried Green Beans Recipe. Simple Ingredients come together for the tastiest green beans.

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Fried green beans make the perfect appetizer recipe. Take your fresh green beans to the next level by frying them with a crispy texture. These crispy fried green beans are perfect served for a game day party or a holiday gathering.

If you are looking for more appetizer recipes, these Fried Onions Rings, Fried Zucchini or Fried Mac and Cheese Balls Recipe is always a crowd favorite.

Why This Recipe Works:

Green bean fries are loaded with flavor and seasoned with simple spices. I love the crispy texture and even better dipping into a homemade ranch dressing.

You will love how the fried fresh green beans taste with the delicious breading that coats them.

Ingredients: 

Fried Green Bean ingredients - green beans, flour, eggs, milk, bread crumbs, salt, paprika, oil
  • Fresh Green Beans 
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Large Eggs
  • Milk 
  • Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Salt 
  • Paprika 
  • Vegetable Oil For Frying

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Variations Ideas:

  • Oil – When frying these breaded green beans, you want to use a high smoke point oil. You can cook the green beans in peanut oil, canola oil, olive oil, or avocado oil.
  • Seasoning – To change the flavor of the green beans feel free to use different seasoning. Add in garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and cloves garlic.

Step by Step Instructions: 

  • Step 1 – Rinse the green beans thoroughly and remove any stems from the green beans.  Pat them dry with a paper towel.  
Placing the egg mixture, bread crumbs, and flour in three different bowls

Step 2 – You will need 3 small bowls. Place flour in one bowl, eggs and milk in a second bowl (beat them together) and then the Panko crumbs, salt and paprika in a third bowl.

Coating the green beans with bread crumbs, egg mixture and flour

Step 3 – Dredge the green beans in the egg mixture, then coat the green beans in the flour. Then dip them back into the egg mixture and then in the bread crumb mixture. Place on a separate plate until ready to fry. Continue to do this until all of the green beans have been coated.

Frying the green beans in a large pot of hot oil

Step 4 – Add oil to a small saucepan. Place the coated green beans in the oil and fry on each side until they are golden brown. I cooked mine for approximately 2-3 minutes per side.

Fried Green Beans stacked on a platter with a side of ranch dressing in a bowl

Step 5 – Then transfer the fried green beans to a plate lined with a paper towel. Allow them to cool (they will be hot). You can top them with salt to keep them crisp at this time. Then serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy! 

Recipe Tips:

  • Green Beans – For best results, we recommend using fresh string beans for this recipe.
  • Deep Frying Green Beans – You may have to work in batches when frying the green beans. It will depend on the size of your pot.
  • Hot Oil – Before frying the green beans, make sure the oil is hot. It is best fry the green beans over medium-high heat.
Fried Green Beans stacked on a platter with a side of ranch dressing in a bowl

Serving Suggestions:

Fried green beans are a great side dish or appetizer. They are even better served with your favorite dipping sauce. These are some of our suggestions.

Other Cooking Methods:

These fried green beans can also be cooked in the oven or the air fryer.

  • Oven – Feel free to bake these breaded green beans in the oven on a baking sheet. Bake the green beans in a single layer in oven preheated to 425 degrees. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  • Air Fryer – Place breaded green beans in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry at 390 degrees for about 5 minutes. You may need to flip of both sides do not get crispy.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. 

How to Reheat:

The green beans are best served immediately. If you do have leftovers, you can reheat in the air fryer for a few minutes to make them crispy again.

Fried Green Beans stacked on a platter with a side of ranch dressing in a bowl

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Fried Green Beans

5 from 2 votes
You will love this easy fried green beans recipe. Simple Ingredients come together for the tastiest green beans.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 242

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rinse the green beans thoroughly and remove any stems from the green beans.  Pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • You will need 3 small bowls. Place flour in one bowl, eggs and milk in a second bowl (beat them together) and then the Panko crumbs, salt and paprika in a third bowl.
  • Dip the green beans in the egg mixture, then coat the green beans in the flour. Then dip them back into the egg mixture and then in the bread crumb mixture. Place on a separate plate until ready to fry.
  • Continue to do this until all of the green beans have been coated.
  • Add oil to a small saucepan. You’ll need about 2 inches of oil. Heat on medium heat until it has reached a temperature of 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the coated green beans in the oil and fry on each side until they are golden brown. I cooked mine for approximately 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Then transfer the fried green beans to a plate lined with a paper towel. Allow them to cool (they will be hot). You can top them with salt to keep them crisp at this time.
  • Then serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 242kcal, Carbohydrates 29g, Protein 6g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 6g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 30mg, Sodium 290mg, Potassium 246mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 676IU, Vitamin C 9mg, Calcium 79mg, Iron 2mg

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