Fried Green Beans - TGI Fridays Copycat Recipe - Savoring The Good® (2024)

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One of our favorite restaurant appetizers is fried green beans. Nothing is more satisfying than dipping crunchy coated fried green beans in a wasabi spiked ranch dressing to start off a great meal. This is my homemade fried green beans recipe that is sure to make you feel like you are eating at your favorite restaurant.

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While you have your fry oil still hot make some other fried appetizers and treats. Fried Pickles, Tex-Mex Egg Rolls, Bang Bang Shrimp,and my favorite to use Thanksgiving leftovers, the Thanksgiving Egg Roll. You will have an appetizer platter to rival any appetizer platter.

Green Bean Fries Copy Cat Recipe

I scoured the internet when I got home to find a copy cat recipe and this is a mashup of about 3 of the recipes that I found. Nothing is like sitting at the restaurant having the server bring you the freed green beans but this recipe is a pretty close second place.

Can I use canned green beans to make fried green beans?

You can probably get away with frozen in a pinch but DO NOT use canned. Canned are WAY to soft for this application. You need to crispness of a fresh green bean to make a good fried green bean.

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How to prepare fresh green beans to make fried green beans:

  1. Trim the stem end off of each fresh green bean.
  2. Blanch them in simmering water for 3-4 minutes, depending on the thickness of the bean.
  3. Do not pat dry. The water will help the flour in the next step to adhere to the bean.
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TGI Friday's Fried Green Beans Ingredients:

  • fresh green beans
  • flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • egg
  • cream
  • Panko Italian seasoned bread crumbs.
  • Oil for frying
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How to make the fried green beans:

  1. Combine the flour and spices in a mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and cream to make an egg dip.
  3. Dredge the beans in the flour mixture.
  4. Dunk them in the egg mixture.
  5. Roll them in the bread crumbs.
  6. Fry them in vegetable oil until crisp. It should take about a minute.
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Fried Green Beans Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon wasabi sauce. (in the dressing isle)

How to make an easy fried green bean dipping sauce:

  1. In a small bowl whisk together the ranch dressing and wasabi sauce until combined.
  2. For best results, allow the dip to rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

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One of our favorite restaurant appetizers is fried green beans. Nothing is more satisfying than dipping crunchy coated fried green beans in a wasabi spiked ranch dressing to start off a great meal. This is my homemade fried green beans recipe that is sure to make you feel like you are eating at your favorite restaurant.

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Prep time for the recipePrep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook time for the recipeCook Time 8 minutes mins

total time to prep and cook the recipe.Total Time 18 minutes mins

Course Appetizer Recipe

Cuisine American

Makes 6 servings

Per Serving 386 kcal

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup cream
  • Panko Italian seasoned bread crumbs.
  • Oil for frying

Fried Green Beans Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon wasabi sauce. (in the dressing isle)

Instructions

How to make the fried green beans:

  • Combine the flour and spices in a mixing bowl.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and cream to make an egg dip.

  • Dredge the beans in the flour mixture.

  • Dunk them in the egg mixture.

  • Roll them in the bread crumbs.

  • Fry them in vegetable oil until crisp. It should take about a minute.

How to make an easy fried green bean dipping sauce:

  • In a small bowl whisk together the ranch dressing and wasabi sauce until combined.

  • For best results, allow the dip to rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 933mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g

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Nutritional facts are estimates and are provided as a courtesy to the reader. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. Nutritional values are calculated via a third party. Changing ingredients, amounts or cooking technique will alter the estimated nutritional calculations.

originally publishedJun 3, 2016

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