Beauty shot of Molly Yeh's Fried Green Beans with Spicy Ranch Mayo, as seen on Girl Meets Farm Season 12.
Recipe courtesy of Molly Yeh

Fried Green Beans with Spicy Ranch Mayo

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Molly was determined to sneak vegetables into a sports outing since salads just seem wrong. Since Bernie loves French fries, these seemed like the perfect compromise.


Ranch Mayo:

Fried Green Beans:


  1. For the ranch mayo: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, sriracha garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, oregano, thyme and a pinch of salt until combined. Refrigerate until ready to use. The mayo can be made 24 hours ahead of time, then covered and refrigerated.
  2. For the fried green beans: Heat 2 inches of oil to 375 degrees F in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, yogurt, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Working in 2 batches, add the green beans to the batter and use a rubber spatula, spoon or clean hands to coat them on all sides. Gently shake off any excess batter, then carefully add the beans to the hot oil, moving them around to avoid clumping. Fry until the beans are tender and the batter is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Use a spider or slotted spoon to remove the beans to a wire rack. Season with salt. Repeat with the remaining green beans. Serve with the ranch mayo for dipping.