One of my favorite things to eat when I was younger was green bean fries. As I got older and had to buy my own groceries, I got tired of buying them frozen. This is a simple batter recipe that can easily be spiced up in a lot of different ways. Sometimes I go all out, sometimes I just leave the batter simple. Either way, they always make me happy.
- 1 pound of fresh green beans
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond)
- Ener-G egg replacer, equivalent of 2 eggs
- 1 package of seasoned vegan bread crumbs, such as shake and bake
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- oil for frying
First, boil the green beans for about 5 minutes. Drain and place in a large bowl with cold water while you prepare the batter and heat the oil.
In a bowl, mix up the egg replacer, then mix it with the almond milk. Pour your flour into a large bowl and mix in all of your seasonings. Pour the bread crumbs in a bowl.
* For spicier batter, mix in a couple tablespoons of cajun seasoning with the flour and mix well.
Drain the green beans. Dip the beans into the milk mixture and then toss them in the flour to coat well. Let the beans sit for 10 minutes then dip them back into the milk, and roll in the bread crumbs.
Fry until golden brown and serve.