Fried green beans definitely give french fries a run for their money…who says spuds are the only veg that can be fried? These beans are light and crispy, and the sauce is extra tangy. Pull up a lawn chair and dig in!
I made these in a 3 qt saucepan with just a couple inches of oil. No big deal. No huge production. A bottle of beer mixed with a cup flour makes the batter. Lime, garlic, and mayo, makes the sauce.
Fried Green Beans with Lime Aioli Dipping Sauce
- vegetable oil for frying
- 1 cup flour
- salt and fresh cracked pepper
- 1 large bottle of beer
- fresh green beans
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- juice and zest of 1 lime
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced
- salt and pepper
- Fill a deep pan (wide enough for the beans) with a 2-3 of inches of oil. heat the oil to 350 to 375 degrees.
- Season the flour with salt and pepper, then add the beer slowly to make a thin batter, about the consistency of pancake batter.
- Wash, dry, and trim just the stem end off the beans.
- Drop the beans in the batter, and then into the hot oil. They will fry to golden in about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Don't overcrowd the oil or the beans will stick to each other and the temperature of the oil will drop.
- Serve hot with sauce.
- To make the aioli, whisk all the ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to use.
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- If you don’t have a thermometer, test your oil by dropping a bean in…it should fry to a golden brown in about 2 minutes. If it takes longer, you need to raise the heat, if it browns sooner, turn down the heat.
- If you love these fried green beans, try my Fried Olives with Spicy Yogurt and my Vidalia Onion Strings with Horseradish Aioli!
Questions and Reviews
Anybody have any ideas on how to make these crisp up again after storing in the refrigerator?
Hey Meredith— storing fried food is never very successful, I might try heating them in a single layer in the oven, maybe at 300F for a few minutes. Hope this helps!
Could you use a healthier oil for frying? Like coconut oil?
What a super idea, Sue. And I love the simplicity of the Lime Aioli too.
I loved your chickpea fries so I’ll have to give these a whirl this summer too! Beer and flour batter-how great!
Mmmmm…I love fried zucchini so I know I’d love fried green beans as a special treat!
What great finger food – and was happy to see that there was not much oil required for the frying part.