Fried Green Beans


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 cups vegetable oil


    1. Bring a pot of water to a boil; cook beans in boiling water until bright green, about 2 minutes.
    2. Immediately transfer green beans to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain and dry beans with paper towels.
    3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350°F.
    4. Pour flour into a bowl. Whisk egg in a separate bowl. Pour bread crumbs into a third bowl.
    5. Coat green beans with flour; transfer to beaten egg and coat evenly.
    6. Press coated green beans into bread crumbs.
    7. Fry breaded green beans, working in batches, in the hot oil until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
    8. Transfer fried beans to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.