vegetable or peanut oil (for frying)
1 cup flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 pound green beans, trimmed
1 cup buttermilk
In a large dutch oven, add oil to a 2-inch depth.
Heat to 375 degrees.
In a shallow bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, salt and peppers.
In a second shallow bowl, pour buttermilk.
Dip green beans into buttermilk.
Then, dredge wet beans in flour mixture to coat.
Fry beans in oil, in batches, until golden and crisp, about 3-5 minutes per batch.
Remove from oil; drain on paper toweling.
Zesty Dipping Sauce
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
Whisk together all ingredients.
Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.