Low Carb Green Bean Fries

fried green beans

I know it sounds really bizarre. Why in the world would you fry green beans, especially without batter? They look really gross, but they’re actually quite delicious! They taste like a mix between french fries and roasted seaweed.

Back in my unhealthy days, I invested in a deep fryer. Once we started eating right, it stopped being used for years. However, while doing the Carb Nite Solution again, I’ve busted the deep fryer out again for unbattered, fried yumminess.

If you don’t have a deep fryer, you can also pan-fry them or roast them in the oven.

Deep-Fried Recipe

  1. Preheat your deep fryer to 375 degrees (at least that’s as high as mine goes).
  2. Cut off the tips of your green bean stalks.
  3. Drop them in the fryer for about 5 minutes or until you don’t hear them sizzling as much. You can fry them longer for crispier results per your own preference.
  4. Pour/scoop them out onto a paper towel, lightly salt them, and enjoy!

For the below recipes, you can use whichever oil and seasonings you prefer (sesame oil, olive oil, canola oil, rosemary, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, etc.)

Oven-Roasted Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Cut off the tips of your green bean stalks.
  3. Spread the green beans around a baking pan. Sprinkle with oil and seasonings.
  4. Bake for about 1 – 1 1/2 hours.

Pan-Fried Recipe

  1. Cut off the tips of your green bean stalks.
  2. Combine green beans and seasonings in a pan and cook covered at medium-high heat. Stir occasionally. This is to allow the beans to sweat.
  3. When everything appears to start burning slightly at the bottom of the pan, stir in a couple tablespoons of oil. Cover to avoid getting sprayed with spatter.
  4. Stir occasionally and cook for a couple minutes until it reaches your desired preference of texture.
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