Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Green Bean Fries

The last post was about making asparagus fries, they were yummy but not as yummy as green bean fries are. The local Wings and Rings has them and serves a bistro sauce with them. Oh so good! I havent figured out how to make the sauce yet but here is the Green bean fries!!

1 bag Frozen Whole Green beans, placed in a strainer and cool water ran over them. Drain

In a bowl combine
1 egg
1/2 cup Milk

In another bowl put 1/2 cup flour

In yet another bowl put
2 Cups bread crumbs or make your own
1 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder

Place the flour in a ziploc bag is what I found works easiest. Add green beans and shake until all is coated. Next dip the green beans in the egg/milk mixture. Then into the bread crumb mixture. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Or you can Fry them in some oil. I found the last 5 minutes in the oven I had to turn the broil on to make them "crisp" up. When I fried the asparagus in the oil on the stove It only took about 3-5 minutes so I would guess you wouldnt want to fry the green beans any longer then that either.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Asparagus Fries

These are SOOO good. If you have ever tried green bean fries at Wings and Rings or TGIfridays they are just like those . So good!

10 Asparagus spears, washed and the top trimmed off and cut into small stick pieces
2 Cups crushed crackers with 2 teas Garlic salt mixed in
2 Eggs, stirred

In a saucepan with water bring it to a boil and add the asparagus. Cook 3 minutes. Drain well. Dip asparagus in Eggs and then in crackers. I found that I only put a little crackers on the plate to roll asparagus in at a time. After a few pieces the egg made the crumbs really gooey and they didnt stick to the asparagust anymore. I wasted a bunch of crumbs.
Meanwhile in a skillet fill 1/2 way with oil. Whatever you normally use. I use 1/2 canola oil and 1/2 coconut oil, its less fattening. But whatever peels your banana is fine. :-)
Put the asparagus in the hot oil, your going to have to do it in batches. I didnt time how long I left them in but it wasnt long, maybe 3-4 minutes?? When the crumb batter turns brown take them off. Drain on a paper towel.
Serve with Ranch Dressing!