Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Green Bean "Fries"

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add the oil and heat another minute.
  2. Scatter the beans evenly in the pan and sprinkle with the salt (see Cook's Note). Allow the beans to cook undisturbed until browned, blistered and beginning to split on the first side, about 3 minutes. Using tongs or a slotted spatula, flip the beans and continue to cook another 2 minutes. Flip one more time and cook until all the beans have a good amount of golden brown, an additional minute. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Serve with your favorite dip or simply with a squeeze of lemon.

Cook’s Note

If the skillet is too small to accommodate all of the beans in a single layer, do this step in two batches.