Last night I decided to do a little experimenting in making one of my favorite appetizers….Fried Green Beans! I love the idea of eating green beans as a snack, but I feel a little guilty because they are fried. It leaves me a little conflicted. Does it count as a vegetable if it is dripping in grease? My baked version still has the bread-like coating, but they are so much crunchier than their fried counter parts. Serve them with a little pizza sauce and it’s a sure way to sneak a serving of vegetables in for the day!
“Fried” Green Beans
- 24 green beans, washed and trimmed
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup Bisquick baking mix
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups Italian Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl, combine egg, milk, Bisquick, and garlic powder. Whisk with a fork until smooth. Pour bread crumbs into a shallow bowl. Dip each bean into the Bisquick mixture, let the excess drip off and then roll in the bread crumbs. Lay beans onto a sprayed baking sheet and bake for 15 minute or until golden brown. Serve with pizza sauce.