Fried Green Beans and Wasabi Ranch

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 to 2 teaspoons wasabi paste

2 to 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives

Salt and pepper

1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds green beans

Frying oil

1 cup flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 tablespoon granulated onion

1 tablespoon granulated garlic

2 large eggs, beaten

Directions

  1. Combine the sour cream, buttermilk, wasabi, chives and season with salt and pepper. Reserve.
  2. Bring a few inches of water to a boil, salt it and cook the green beans, 2 minutes. Remove, cold shock in an ice bath, drain and dry on a kitchen towel.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a few inches of oil over medium to medium-high heat. Combine 1 cup water, the flour, baking powder, onion, garlic and eggs in a bowl to form a batter. Dip the beans in the batter, a dozen at a time, and fry them up in batches. Cool on a cooling rack. Sprinkle with salt while hot.
  4. Serve the fried beans with the wasabi dipper.
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