Monday, April 30, 2012

Baked Green Bean Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli

Amazing things are happening in my new kitchen!

These have always been a favorite of mine when going out. So when I saw the big bag of green beans sitting in my fridge looking all boring I knew now was the time for me to figure out how to make these!

I wanted to make sure they didn't end up all limp and soggy so I searched through a couple recipes online and came across this one from My Kitchen Addiction. And when I saw she created a fabulous roasted garlic aioli to dip them in I was like "yes please!"

They were seasoned perfectly and nice and crispy. I added in some grated parmesan cheese (just because I wanted to get rid of it!), and the dip...well, it has a whole head of roasted garlic in it...  need I say more!

Baked Green Bean Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli
recipe by My Kitchen Addiction
serves 2-4
8 ounces green beans, trimmed
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 small head of garlic, roasted and smashed into a paste
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Bring your oven to 450 degrees.

Slice off the top of your head of garlic. Season it with some olive oil and salt and pepper and wrap it up in a foil pouch. Place in the oven for about 45 minutes.

Trim up your green beans and get them ready to be submerged in a pot of boiling water. Let them cook for 2-3 minutes and then immediately transfer them to a bowl filled with ice water. This will stop the cooking process and keep them nice and tender and green. Let them bathe in the ice water for a few minutes and them lay them out on a few paper towels so they dry.

Set up three shallow bowls. One for your flour, one for your eggs, and one for your panko, parmesan cheese, and spices. Season all three with salt and pepper.

Get yourself a sheet pan ready lined with parchment paper. Dredge your green beans into first the flour, then the eggs, and lastly the panko and seasonings. Lay your bean fries evenly out on the sheet pan making sure not to crowd them. (crowding them will not allow them to crisp up as nicely)

Remove your head of garlic from your oven and lower the heat to 425 degrees.

Baked your green bean fries for about 15 minutes. Squeeze out your garlic cloves and mash them together with a fork. Combine mayo, olive oil, mustard and salt and pepper and add in your roasted garlic paste. You can also blend it up in a food processor to really distribute that garlic flavor. I personally like getting a chunk of roasted garlic so I just whisked it in.

Serve fries immediately with aioli on the side! Enjoy! I know you will!!!


Lindselicious said...

Green bean fries sound delish- and they are BAKED! Yay! I can't wait to try these. YUM

Vicki @ WITK said...

I want to make these right away! I love getting them when eating out, a baked version is something I can get behind in my own kitchen.

Jacquelyn Grandy said...

Hi Sabrina! I am so glad you're having fun cooking in your new kitchen. I love green beans and these look fun! I also am addicted to sauces lately and am using them to top everything. My new favorite sauce is this cilantro & lime mayo. Yummm!

Words Of Deliciousness said...

This is such a great way to make green beans. They look delicious.

Holly said...

Mmmm.. I love green beans! Yours sound totally yummy!

Pam said...

Love it - this is a favorite in my house!

Cassie/Bake Your Day said...

These look so good, Sabrina! I love green beans and this crunchy coating is just perfect. Not to mention the aioli...I love it!

Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook said...

These look so amazing! Everything is better when coated in breading :) The best part is, they sound super flavorful too.

Jeanette said...

What a unique way to prepare green beans - who wouldn't want to try these!


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