Baked Green Bean Fries with Fry Dipping Sauce


This summer my bible study went on a boat ride and ate at a restaurant on the river.  While there we got an appetizer of fried green beans and I was immediately smitten! They were so amazing and I’ve been wanting to replicate them at home ever since.  I finally got around to making a similar version but I didn’t want to fool with frying so I looked around until I found a good recipe for a oven fried (aka baked) version.  These were fantastic! They are bit time intensive just because of all the dredging into the flour, egg, then breadcrumbs, but they were definitely worth it.  I paired these with a “fry sauce” and it went perfectly! I served these alongside the Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers which made for an awesome and healthier burgers & fries meal.


Baked Green Bean Fries with Fry Dipping Sauce
Source: Green Beans from Prevention RD (originally Savory Reviews), Fry Sauce from Oklahoma’s News 9

For the Green Bean Fries:

1/2 lb. fresh green beans

For Flour Mixture:
1 cup flour
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. onion powder

For the Egg Mixture:
1 egg
1/2 cup skim milk

For the Breading:
2 cups Panko Breadcrumbs
Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Cover a large baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray, set aside.

In a medium sized pot, add 2 to 3 inches of water.  Bring water to a boil.  Meanwhile, trim the ends off of the green beans. Once boiling add the green beans to the water and boil for approximately 3 minutes.  Meanwhile, add ice and water to a large bowl.  Once green beans are blanched, drain from boiling water and add green beans to ice bath.  Let set in the ice bath briefly then drain and pat green beans dry.

For the Flour Mixture:
In a shallow bowl, add the flour, garlic powder, paprika, and onion powder.  Whisk together to combine, set aside.

For the Egg Mixture:
In another shallow bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Add 2 tbsp. of the flour mixture to the egg mixture and whisk to combine.

For the Breading:
In a third shallow bowl, stir together the panko breadcrumbs with salt and pepper (I used approx. 1/4 tsp. each of salt and pepper).

To Assemble:
Dredge each green bean first in the flour mixture, then dip it into the egg mixture, and finally dip it into the bread crumbs coating as much as possible.  Place each green bean in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.  Spray tops of green beans lightly with cooking spray.

Bake the green beans for approximately 15 minutes, until breading is golden brown and crispy.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt.  Serve with fry sauce or dipping sauce of your choice.

For Fry Sauce:
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
pinch salt
pinch cayenne pepper

Stir together all ingredients.  Add more cayenne to taste if necessary. Store in refrigerator to let flavors marry until ready to use.

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  1. I have some leftover green beans that this would be perfect for! I’ve made baked zucchini fries but haven’t tried green beans yet. Sounds like a plan for dinner =)
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  2. What a fun alternative to french fries. I think even my kids would eat these!!! Pinning:-)
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  3. I used to love Friday’s green beans, love the use of Panko on these!
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  4. oh yum! that fry sauce sound so good. usually i mix ketchup & mayo, but this would be even better!
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  5. What was the restaurant? I’m in Chattanooga, have a boat, and would love to check it out sometime…but I still want to make these. Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes and ideas!

    • I can’t remember the exact name…it was on the TN river and we got to it by boat, but you can also get there by car. I think it’s technically in Dayton. I think it may have been Jacob Myers Restaurant but I’m not 100% sure. Hope that helps!:)

  6. These sound delicious! I am pinning this to try when I have my bumper crop of green beans coming in from the garden!
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  7. I love this idea! I have been into breading things lately and didn’t think of green beans! I pinned this for later–can’t wait to try it out.
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  8. Veggies are always so boring to cook unless you add lots of butter and sauce, so I’m excited to have found this new and healthy way to try green beans…they look delicious!

  9. I am a fry FIEND. Anything that resembles fries, I’m ALL over. The crispier, the better! These green bean fries rule my life right now. I don’t think I would ever be able to stop eating them once I started!
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  10. Ooh, I really like the sound of these! What a great way to try green beans in a different way…and that fry sauce sounds like the perfect dipping buddy!
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  11. I just discovered your website and I wanted to say I just love it. I will be coming back time and time again.
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  12. What an awesome way to dress up veggies! And disguised as a french frie no less! Genius!
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