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.
- 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!