These crispy crunchy green bean fries are baked in the oven so they’re a perfect healthy side dish! Pair them with your favorite veggie burger for an easy dinner!

When I was younger, I wasn’t a big fan of green beans. To be fair, we mostly ate canned green beans which I still don’t love. But fresh green beans? It turns out they’re delicious. And even if you or your family members aren’t in love with green beans just yet, these crispy green bean fries might be just the recipe to convert you!

crispy oven baked green beans

Anyways, these crispy green bean fries are baked in the oven and they’re just a little bit addicting! You’ve been warned.

Tips for perfectly crispy green bean fries

  1. Use panko crumbs instead of breadcrumbs. Panko crumbs tend to be larger and flakier than breadcrumbs, so you’ll get more of a crunch
  2. When coating the green beans with the egg wash, it can be helpful to use a fork to dip them before transferring them to the panko crumbs. If you use your fingers, you’ll likely get sticky and end up with a lot of egg in the panko crumbs.
  3. Be sure not to crowd the baking sheet. The green beans should be on a single layer in order to get as crispy as possible.

How to prepare fresh green beans

  • First, give the green beans a good rinse. Gently scrub any dirt off the surface.
  • Then, pat the green beans dry. 
  • Use a sharp knife to trim the ends off the green beans.

After that, you’re ready to start cooking!

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Crispy Oven-Baked Green Bean Fries

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Side Dish

Description

These crispy crunchy green bean fries are baked in the oven so they’re a perfect healthy side dish! Pair them with your favorite veggie burger for an easy dinner!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups fresh green beans (about 40 beans)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Garlic powder, red pepper flakes, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Wash the green beans and trim the ends off
  3. Toss the green beans in the flour to lightly coat them
  4. Mix the panko crumbs with the Parmesan, salt and any spices you want to use.
  5. Beat the egg in a shallow baking dish.
  6. Dip the green beans in the egg, then coat with the panko bread crumb mixture.
  7. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray, then line the green beans up in a single layer across the pan.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the coating begins to brown.
  9. Serve immediately!

Keywords: Baked Green Bean Fries

Meals to Serve with Green Bean Fries

I know you want to eat a whole plate of fries for dinner. But try serving them with one of these other easy dinner recipes!

Sauce to Serve with Green Bean Fries

We ate our green bean fries without any sauce because they have plenty of flavor on their own, but I think they’d also be delicious dunked into an array of sauces.

  • Try this avocado dip which is a favorite with sweet potato fries. Why not green bean fries?
  • This homemade tzatziki sauce is deliciously creamy but still healthy thanks to Greek yogurt!
  • Of course, for a super easy sauce, you can always stick with traditional ketchup!

P.S. if you need a super simple way to cook up your fresh beans, try these quick and easy green beans!

Love the taste of crispy fries? Try these oven baked zucchini fries!zucchini fries

What’s your favorite way to eat green beans?

These crispy crunchy green bean fries are baked in the oven so they're low in fat! Perfect for a healthy side dish!