i am a huge fan of green beans in general, especially my garlic butter green beans. they can be cooked any kind of way and i will eat every last one of them. several years ago, i tried fried green beans at friday's. they tasted so good! they were served with a wasabi cream sauce and it made them even better. i liked them much better than the beer battered green beans i had tried before. so, i wanted to try to recreate the breading on those beans that were so addicting. maybe it was the crunch. oh, the crunch. anyway, this is as close as i can get to the best fried green beans i ever had at friday's. adding flour to the panko made it adhere to the green beans better and the crunch from the panko intensified! the chili garlic mayo is the perfect compliment. it isn't the wasabi sauce, but the raw garlic in there is on fire! i honestly believe my craving for friday's green beans have been fulfilled... forever! :)
- 1 lb fresh green beans -
- 1/2 cup flour -
- 1 egg - lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons water -
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs -
- 1 cup flour -
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder -
- 1 teaspoon onion powder -
- 1 teaspoon paprika -
- 2 cups vegetable oil -
- - chili garlic mayo
- 1/2 cup mayo -
- 1 garlic clove - minced fine
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder -
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika -
- salt/pepper -
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar -
- line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. set aside.
- prepare your breading station. in one bowl, add the cup of flour. in the second bowl, add the egg and water. mix to combine. in the third bowl, add the panko, flour, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika. stir until mixed.
- add several of the green beans to the bowl with the flour. turn to coat.
- add the floured beans into the egg mixture. using a fork, stir around until completely coated in the egg.
- use the fork to lift the beans out of the egg, into the panko mixture. toss around in the mixture until fully coated with the fork. lift the green beans out of the mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet.
- repeat until all the beans are coated. allow the coating to adhere to the green beans by leaving them on the cookie sheet for about 15 minutes before frying. this is great to do ahead of time if planning a dinner or party.
- add the oil to a medium sized skillet and heat over high heat until 350 degrees. carefully place each bean in the oil. they cook very quickly. turn them after about 2 minutes of frying to allow browning on the other side. some of the beans may splatter from the moisture inside the bean. be cautious while cooking. remove the beans to a plate lined with paper towels, after they are browned. immediately sprinkle with salt.
- for the chili garlic mayo - combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. refrigerate until ready to use.