Vegan Appetizers/ Vegan Recipes

Green Bean Fries

Green bean fries with ranch dressing

Green bean fries are a less starchy but equally fun and tasty alternative to potato fries. Using fresh slender green beans in season is the way to go, even though trimming them is a bit of work. Off season, use partially thawed whole baby green beans. These are tasty with our dairy-free ranch dressing, but they’re good on their own, too. Use as a snack, appetizer, or side dish. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Green bean fries with ranch dressing

Green Bean Fries

Green bean fries are a less starchy but equally fun and tasty alternative to potato fries. Using fresh slender green beans in season is the best way to go.
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Course: Vegetable side dish or appetizer
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Veg Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 ounces fresh slender green beans trimmed, or frozen whole baby green beans, partially thawed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons safflower or other high-heat oil plus more for the pan
  • 2 tablespoons garbanzo flour very fine cornmeal, or other whole-grain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend such as Frontier or Mrs. Dash
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Vegan Ranch Dressing or Dip optional

Instructions

  • Put the green beans in a mixing bowl. Drizzle in the oil, and stir until the green beans are lightly and evenly coated.
  • Sprinkle the garbanzo flour (or other flour of your choice) onto the green beans and stir well once again to distribute.
  • Heat as little oil as you can get away with for to coat your particular skillet. You’ll need a wide skillet for this. When the skillet is nice and hot, add the green beans.
  • Turn the heat up to almost high, and cook the green beans until lightly browned all over and slightly seared here and there, stirring frequently.
  • Drizzle a little more oil into the pan only if the green beans start to stick.
  • When the green beans are done to your liking, remove the pan from the heat and season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and serve at once, on their own or with Vegan Ranch Dressing or Dip (make the dip version in this case).

 

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    lena
    March 18, 2015 at 8:50 am

    French fries???!! close enough! can these be baked? I’d love to try them but hate the fuss of frying!!!

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    Nava
    March 18, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Lena, I’m not sure if they’d crisp up enough, but it’s worth trying! If I do so, I will add the variation here.

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