Summer produce just might be our favorite and the pure abundance of it lends itself to creativity in the kitchen.
These green bean fries are a perfect example of that. Wanting something lighter (and greener!) than traditional potato fries alongside our burgers for dinner, we tried these oven baked green bean fries, and – MAN OH MAN – they’re good! They can easily be made gluten-free by using appropriate bread crumbs and they’re also dairy-free as written, although you could always substitute grated parmesan for the nutritional yeast if you prefer.
Green Bean Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli
Change it up with oven baked green bean fries instead of potato fries for a flavorful & nutritional twist!
- FOR THE FRIES:
- 1/4 lb. fresh green beans
- 1/2 c. preferred flour (we used spelt)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c. regular breadcrumbs
- 1/2 c. panko breadcrumbs
- 2 tbs. nutritional yeast, or sub grated parmesan
- 1 tsp. paprika or chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt FOR THE ROASTED GARLIC AIOLI:
- 1 bulb garlic, roasted
- 3/4 c. preferred mayo (we use homemade)
- 2 tbs. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Trim and rinse green beans, then place them in a steamer basket on the stove and steam slightly, for about 5 minutes, just to soften them a bit.* Drain and rinse with cold water. Pat dry.
- Dump flour into a gallon ziptop bag and add green beans. Shake to coat beans with flour. Remove beans from bag, shaking off the excess flour, and pile onto a plate.
- Whisk eggs together into a medium bowl and set aside.
- Stir breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, paprika and salt together in another bowl. Set aside.
- In batches, dunk green beans into egg, tap off excess, and then dredge in breadcrumb mixture, turning to coat. Place coated green beans onto prepared baking sheet.
- Bake green beans in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden.
- While green beans are baking, mix together aioli ingredients. Store in fridge until green beans are ready.
*Steaming the green beans is not entirely necessary; however we prefer the slightly softer texture. If using smaller beans, skip this step.