What if you could bring the garden freshness of green beans to you very own "happy hour" with 1/4 of the fat but twice the flavor?
Gin's Happy Hour Baked Green Bean Fries
1/2 pound fresh green beans
1 cup seasoned flour
1 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
1 cup light Ranch Dressing
1 teaspoon Sriracha Hot chili Sauce
(1) Place baking pan in oven and preheat to 450 degrees. (2) While oven and pan are preheating place flour in large food storage bag. Place Panko Bread Crumbs in large food storage bag. Mix the two eggs in a bowl. (3) Spray green beans with cooking spray and put in bag with seasoned flour. Shake. (4) Transfer Beans to bowl with eggs and saturate. (5) Move Green Beans to bag with Panko Crumbs and shake to coat. (6) Place green beans on hot baking pan and bake approximately 12 to 18 minutes, or until green beans are crisp and a brilliant brown. (7) Mix Sriracha Chili sauce with ranch dressing. (8) Serve Green Beans with dipping sauce and fresh sliced cucumbers. (9) ENJOY!!
(Note: The key to getting these browned and crisp is the heated baking pan.)
There is good news and bad news for Gin's Happy Hour Baked Green Bean Fries.
I am going to give you the good news first. This is a healthy inspired appetizer with a big dose of delicious flavor. I will give you a personal guarantee that you won't miss the fat or the calories. I also guarantee that your guests will rave and want your "secret" to such light satisfying appetizer.
Now, here comes the bad news. These little gems are time consuming. They are best served directly from the oven while they are crisp and piping hot. They might not be worth the effort for a "big" get together but are certainly perfect for a small gathering.
I served them to Mr. Crabby Head and guess what?
This is a smile of one happy eater, because Gin's Happy Hour Baked Green Bean Fries passed his picky palate with flying colors.
This is the sad face of a loyal kitchen companion and willing taste tester because the "darn" vet put an end to his happiness with one quick statement. "Kramer needs to stick with dog food only." He also seems a little embarrassed by the fact that I dressed him up in a doggy shirt to keep him warm.
Happy Tuesday EVERYBODY!