Recipe By MommyZofnas
Published May 23rd
Prep 10m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 1 pound Calories 242.7

Have a tough time getting the young ones to eat vegetables? Well they are sure to eat this fun and quick green bean dish. You can use them as a side or appetizer!!! I got this recipe from my sister-in-law that has 3 kids who aren’t fond of veggies!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 pound fresh green beans

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk together the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder; set aside. Pour the buttermilk into a shallow dish.
  2. 2 Thread the green beans onto toothpicks, making bundles of about 5 green beans each. Dip the green bean bundles into the buttermilk, then into the flour mixture. Shake off any excess flour. Fry in the hot oil until the flour turns golden brown, about 4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 242.7
  • Carbohydrate 29.8 g
  • Cholesterol 1.2 mg
  • Fat 11.7 g
  • Fiber 2.9 g
  • Protein 5.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.6 g
  • Sodium 1199.1 mg
  • Sugar 2.4 g

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Chef's Notes

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.


  1. These are great I too didn't have buttermilk so I used 2% also I coated them in the flour mixture then back in milk and back in flour for a good coating.....turned out great!
  2. These were messy to make and the coating didn't stay on so good. I ended up with a lot of burned coating in the oil which gave some of the beans a burnt/ashy taste. They weren't horrible tasting just not great and too much work.
  3. WONDERFUL! These were the best! My husband and kids couldn't get enough. Really if I could give these 10 stars I would! Better than french fries and way better for you.
  4. I served this as a side to filipino lumpias and rice. My mom and I really liked them & Dad & husband thought they were above average. Next time I will try repeating the dipping process to try and get a better coat.
  5. I added cayenne to the batter for an extra kick. My hubby loved these but I found them too heavy. If you like breaded and fried veggies you'll probably like these!
  6. These were very yummy and I'm not much a green bean fan. I didn't have any buttermilk and just used the 1% milk I had in the fridge. I bet they are even better with buttermilk. We will definitely have these again.
  7. Used the concept of the recipe and put my own twist on it. Didn't measure (just threw the ingredients in the bowls) and added curry powder to the flour to give it a zing. The family loved it.
  8. My husband and I have ordered these at different restaurants and loved them so I tried this recipe. Very good! I used frozen green beans (thawed) from this summers garden and I didn't use the toothpicks. I also added cayenne. I made a dip from mayo spiced mustard cayenne salt pepper and garlic powder (all - Read more ...
  9. These are addictive! A huge hit as an appetizer for Thanksgiving Day to keep hungry kids not so famished as the turkey was cooking. The batter could be improved and would allow for personal preferences of spices.
  10. This was great! Very easy to make.. Thanks for the recipe. Everyone loved them.