Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fried Green Beans

My husband, a teacher, came home from school last year very excited about something he had eaten in the school cafeteria. Intrigued, I talked to him green beans, and he begged me to make them at home. Of course, I can't make them just like the cafeteria pre-packaged kind, but he said mine were good, too. That's saying a lot, especially since my husband isn't crazy about green beans to begin with.

One package frozen green beans
Two eggs, beaten
all-purpose flour
salt and pepper
olive oil, another cooking oil, or shortening

Pour in just enough oil to cover the bottom of a frying pan and heat over medium heat until hot. Mix 3/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup cornmeal in a small mixing bowl. Place the eggs in another small bowl and stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Coat the green beans in eggs, then the flour mixture. Fry one side until slightly brown (about 4 minutes) then the other side. Remove from the oil and place on a plate lined with a paper towel. Dust lightly with salt.


  1. Wow have had fried green pepper rings, but never tried fried green beans! May give this one a try too!

  2. Yum! Fried pepper rings sound good, too! I'll have to give that one a try.