Crispy Green Bean Fries

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

With only a few days left of being pregnant, I figured it's probably best that I do not give in to the greasy french fry (steak french fries if I am going to be specific) craving that I have been having recently. I feel like a fat kid trapped inside of a body that is not mine right now and I am so ready to get back to the gym and get my workout on...all in good time of course.

I tested out this recipe yesterday as a "Pre Memorial Day BBQ snack," and these babies totally hit the spot! Plus the prep time took less than 5 minutes, which is always a plus in my book.

What you will need:
  • Fresh green beans (not frozen) I used about 3 cups.
  • Olive oil (enough to thoroughly coat the green beans)
  • Salt, pepper and garlic salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the green beans with the olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic salt.
  3. Place green beans on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning once while baking. Take them out when they are nice and crispy. The browner and more caramelized they are the better!
If you are having a craving (pregnant or not) for a starchy little snack, but want to have a healthier option...these will do the trick!

22 comments:

Tonia L said...

I am going to pick up some beans today and try this out! I need some healthier treats and these look delicious!

christina said...

love green beans...I love them with sea salt!!

If it makes you feel better I gained 50 + pounds my last pregnancy ( compared to 30lb & 25lb my first two )

getting close...!!

melissa @ the delicious wife said...

i know how those last few days are! i gave in to my cravings in the end...the heartburn wasn't worth it. ;-)

i think i'll try these with crushed red chili flakes and sesame seeds!

Lindsay said...

This looks SO yummy! I love green beans!

Simply LKJ said...

Yum! Always looking for new ideas with veggies.

Alexa said...

I love green beans anyway...so these look yummy! Hope you are feeling well Lindsay, you're getting so close!

Considerations said...

These look so yummy! I will have to try it this week, maybe I can get my little one to eat some too :)

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Yum! I love green beans and they go great with so many summer dishes!! Thanks for sharing!

sherri lynn said...

Just a few more days - hang in there! :) These beans do look nice and crispy - I think I would like these much better than steamed!

Joanna said...

I'm 4 months pregnant and craving salty, crunchy chips and french fries!! In an effort to be healthy I bought green beans yesterday and I will DEFINITELY be doing this tonight! Thanks for the recipe!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Yay!! Just a few more days!!

I will have to keep these in mind next time I am craving a salty snack.

Malvina said...

looks graet and full of vitamins...

Jessica said...

These ARE yummy and I don't even like green beans that much! I've made them several times.
I would just say to snap them first so you can eat them faster when they're done!

curlygirlpress said...

Follow the exact same steps with asparagus if you like that veggie - soooooo good! Might not take as long to cook, so watch the cook time. Once again - SOOOO good.

a2b2007a-a7b4-11e1-98d9-000bcdca4d7a said...

The green bean fries look delicious. than you for posting the recipe.

Easy To Be Gluten Free said...

I made these a few days ago....I let them get very crispy...love them!!

chrisie said...

Not sure if im doing something wrong but mine didnt turn out crispy. I left them in 400 degrees 35 min but didnt wanna leave to muvh longer cause they were getting pretty brown.
They were pretty chewy.

Saguna said...

These look great- and a good way to use of the masses of runner beans from the garden at the mo. Love it!

Yesenia said...

These look delicious! Are they allowed in the paleo diet? I see a lot of controversy between beans and paleo foods, and not sure why that is...

Bakeca Incontri Roma said...

This recipe is great! These look amazing!

Shawnte said...

I was thinking about doing something like but with Panko bread crumbs. However I think I can skip the bread crumbs now!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this idea! How tasty! I've been into roasting cauliflower lately but green beans hadn't entered my mind. Just discovered your blog and am enjoying it!!! Silvia.

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