Fried Green Beans with Lime Aioli Dipping Sauce

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!

Fried Green Beans with Lime Aioli Dipping Sauce, an easy appetizer.

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.

4 from 5 votes

Fried Green Beans with Lime Aioli Dipping Sauce

Author Sue Moran


  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup flour
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 large bottle of beer
  • fresh green beans

lime aioli

  • 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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  • Reply
    March 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Anybody have any ideas on how to make these crisp up again after storing in the refrigerator?

    • Reply
      March 4, 2014 at 6:53 am

      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!

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    June 4, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Could you use a healthier oil for frying? Like coconut oil?

  • Reply
    July 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    What a super idea, Sue. And I love the simplicity of the Lime Aioli too.

  • Reply
    July 11, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I loved your chickpea fries so I’ll have to give these a whirl this summer too! Beer and flour batter-how great!

  • Reply
    Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti
    July 11, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Mmmmm…I love fried zucchini so I know I’d love fried green beans as a special treat!

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    Magnolia Verandah
    July 10, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    What great finger food – and was happy to see that there was not much oil required for the frying part.

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