Fried Green Beans

Total Time:
20 min
10 min
10 min

4 to 6 servings

  • Peanut oil, for frying
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed

Preheat oil to 375 degrees F.

Whisk the beer, flour, salt and pepper until smooth.

Dip green beans into batter to coat, letting excess drip off. Fry in the peanut oil in batches, until they are golden and crisp. Remove from oil with a spider strainer to a paper towel lined sheet tray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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    Love these! I also mixed up the green beans with some asparagus spears, and let me tell you ... HEAVEN! I used some chipotle ranch dressing as a dip, and they were gone just as fast as I could get them out of the fryer.
    My picky 14yo loved them! My husband was pleased as well and I stored some in the freezer to be used for a movie snack.
    These were a big hit! We have so many green beans in our garden this year and I needed something different to do. I added cajun seasoning and some garlic and onion powder and they were delicious!
    omg to die for they were soooooooooooo goood i had to call my mom and friends and tell them about this dish yummmmmmmy
    Even someone who doesn't like beans would love this recipe. It's very, very good and also easy and quick to make.
    Saw this show and had some fresh green beans from the local farmer's market and thought I would give it a try - absolutely delicious!! I did add 1/4 cup cornstarch and only 3/4 cup flour and let the batter sit for about 20-30 min to thicken a bit - it will stick better to teh beans. Great recipe that will definately make another appearance :
    These were sooo yummy! I also fried some zucchini and pickles! I can't wait to make these for my hubby. He was out of town and boy did he miss out! My girlfriend and our daughters mmmmmd the whole time we ate them! I don't deep fry food normally but these are now the beginning of a new love! :
    I love fried green beans and when i found a recipe to make them i was psyched. I made them and was a bit disappointed. There wasn't much batter left on them when i took them out. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    I just recieved a fryer for christmas and decided to try these. They were delicious. The peanut oil was perfect with this recipe and the beer gave it an extra touch
    I have been trying to find a recipe that is similar to PF Changs crispy fried green beans. This is it! These were perfect! Absolutely delicious! I didn't have any peanut oil, so I just used vegetable oil, and they came out fabulous. I will definitely be buying some peanut oil in the future, as I'm sure it will make them taste even better. Next time I will also add cayanne pepper to give them a kick. Thank you!!
    These were easy to make and so yummy! I made a creamy horseradish dip to go with it and it made them even better!
    Recipe simple and quick my sister and i said this would make a good snack during superbowl game.
    We forgot to make the rest of the meal. We ate them as fast as they came out of the fryer.

    i can't wait to get down home with the neeley's and make this fab receipe.
    These are really good, my toddler scarfed them down! The taste reminds me of potato chips, but I feel much better feeding my family this. You can easily alter the recipe by adding your own spices; I added creole seasoning for a little kick.
    Love this dish. I'm always looking for new ways to prepare veggies and this is quickly becoming one of my favorites!!
    This is a really good base breading recipe for frying veggies. I would go a little lighter on the salt and depending on the consistency once you whisk, you may want to add a little more beer.

    Invest in a deep fryer ? $30 should do it. It?s worth it ? it will save you tons in Peanut Oil cost because with a deep fryer, you don?t need the peanut oil for frying.

    Because most veggies have a lot of moisture, serve right away!

    Do not be afraid to try this fun and flavorful way of serving the usually boring green beans.(and who isn't sick of the green bean casserole) They were easy to make with great top chef results. It's okay if they stick together. Don't drop one in at a time as shown in the show. Drop two servings into the basket which is already submerged in the peanut oil. I don't know if other oil can be used but I went out and bought the peanut oil which was pricey but the flavor was spectacular. I made 1lb in about 4 batches at about a minute a piece in oil preheated to 375 degrees.. The KEY to having great results is steaming them FIRST to tender crisp as another rater recommended. They will be tender on the inside but maintain their crisp appearance. I used Corona beer and this gave a nice flavor. I did reduce the pepper to 1/4 tsp because I was afraid they would be too peppery for my tastes. This one is definitely a keeper.
    OMG...these are so good. Everytime I make them everyone raves over them. Thank you Neelys :D
    I really enjoyed making and eating these. I used fresh green beans but steamed them slightly and then dried them off before I battered them. I do recommend doing this if you want a crunchy outside and a little softer green bean on the inside. I did try one or two without steaming them beforehand did not enjoy them as much. I didn't have a problem with the batter. I also didn't use a fryer, but simply a Wok with about 1.5in worth of oil in it. Had no problems with them sticking or anything. Would definitely make this again =]
    After watching the videos from the Neelys, I tried the fried green bean and they were as good and crunchy as they said! I know I will be serving these at our next family gatherings.

    Thanks, Neely's for all your grand recipes, they are undoubtedly the BEST.

    mmmmmmmmm nuff said
    This was a greasy and messy dish, I really didn't like it.
    They taste exactly like you'd expect. A green bean covered in fried batter. I wouldnt go out of my way to make them again.
    All in all this recipe is pretty good. But, I felt that the better needed to be a little thicker. So I just made my batter thicker and the rest is history. Yummy greenbeans!
    It was easy enough to make the batter, but the green beans stuck to the bottom of the deep frier. They never came up to the top when they were cooked. So most of the batter got stuck on the frier basket.
    I love fried green beans but this was verly heavy and greasy. I think it may be better if a light breading is used. My family normally loves your dishes but not this time. Sorry
    We love the TGIF brand fried green beans we get at Sam's or Costco, but they are a little expensive. I got really excited when the Neelys made these. The Neelys recipe is even better! I tried a few broccoli flowerets and they worked great! Next time I will try cauliflower! Use your imagination. I might even try shrimp!
    I love this!!
    I just loved this recipe. I cooked it for Thanksgiving and the family couldn't keep their hands out of the bowel. They went so fast. I stored the extras I cooked in a zip lock bag, and ate them as a snack like potato chips. I craved them the next day and had to fire up some more. Great job, Neelys!!
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