Ingredients (Serves about 4)
- 1 lb Green Beans, fresh, washed and with edged trimmed
- 2 cups Panko breading
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1 cup Flour
- 1 cup Milk
- 4 cups good quality vegetable oil (like sunflower or canola)
To save time, purchase the prepared green beans in the produce section of the store. Do not use frozen or canned beans for this dish.
These taste just like a Friday night party! Prepare an assembly line for your breading and enjoy the fruits (er…vegetables) of your labor!
- Place all the green beans in the flour-filled bag. Shake to coat.
- Pour flour and beans onto a plate.
- Taking one green bean at a time, dip it into milk then roll it in the breading mix. Place the coated green bean on a piece of wax paper you’ve set onto your counter.
- Continue this process until all green beans have been covered one time.
- Put all the green beans back into the Ziploc bag, along with the flour (pour the flour from your plate into the bag). Shake the bag to coat the beans with a second layer.
- Pour the beans onto the plate and go through the breading assembly line a second time.
- To cook – heat oil (to about 350° – 375°) in a wok or skillet that is at least 4 inches high.
- Prepare a cookie sheet by placing several layers of paper towel on the bottom. This is where you will place the fried green beans to drain.
- Working with about 5-7 beans at a time, place them into the hot oil (using a slotted metal spoon. Cook for up to 2 minutes or until golden brown.
- Once cooked, lift from the hot oil with the slotted spoon and place on the paper towel to drain.
- Continue until all beans are cooked.
*These take time to prepare; however, why not get the whole gang involved in the process. After all, great meals begin when many hands get together to create a special meal (and memory)
Note: You will run the beans through the breading assembly line twice. Use your left hand to dip in the milk, and your right hand to dip in the panko mixture.
**Use great care when cooking with hot oil. Hot oil is the key to food that’s not super greasy. Hot and fast!