Monday, April 19, 2010

Fabulous Fried Green Beans

Fabulous Fried Green Beans
I have been under the weather for a week so there's been zero cooking, crafting or cleaning at my house other than what the hubby and kids have done! I shared this wonderful recipe with my Frugal Front Porch readers last year so I thought I would share it with you all today. Fried green beans are a fast and versatile dish. Serve it as a side dish to compliment a roast or grilled chicken or serve as an appetizer during your next dinner party. Either way you can take them from frozen to plate in under 15 minutes.

Here's my easy method to prepare Fried Green Beans. 

Frozen Green Beans
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Corn Meal

Preheat 1/2 inch of vegetable oil in a skillet on medium heat. Mix flour, corn meal, and any spice combo you like in an oversized bowl. Toss the frozen green beans in a bowl of water or milk to partially thaw them while helping the flour mixture stick to the green beans. Place a few wet green beans in the flour mixture and coat well. Fry in small batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towel lined dish and enjoy!
Jenn's Tips: The wetter the beans the better your flour coating will turn out. Soak the beans in milk or water while you mix your flour coating for a crunchy coating. You can also try an egg wash before you flour your beans.

Spice Ideas: Include 2 tbs of chili powder or taco seasoning in flour mixture for some heat. Mix in parmesean cheese, garlic powder, oregano powder for an Italian version. Add nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon for an nutty earthy flavor.

Fried foods are a southern tradition! We fry EVERYTHING! If there's a doubt about how to prepare a dish, we proud southerners have a few guaranteed cooking methods that'll make anyone's mouth water with anticipation: add sugar and/or butter or simply fry it! That's right, southern cooking is THAT easy and it's a method pleasing the masses for generations! What's your favorite fried dish?

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  1. Yum! Like fried okra (which I adore.) I like to fry green beans in just butter which makes them black and crispy. Have to try this way now! :)


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