Baked Crispy Green Bean Fries

Source: http://nutritionfor.us/2011/11/baked-green-bean-fries-and-good-living/
adapted by http://theresalwaysthyme.blogspot.com/

1 pound of fresh green beans, trimmed, blanched and cooled
1/4 cup of flour
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and freshly ground  black pepper (more or less to taste)
1 tablespoon of olive oil, for the baking sheet

To blanch green beans: Rinse green beans and trim off the ends. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a couple teaspoons of salt. Carefully put the green beans into the boiling water. Let them cook for about 5 minutes, more or less. Check for doneness. Immediately drain the green beans in a colander and put them into ice cold water to bring the temperature down. Drain the beans and make sure that they are dried well before using.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a nonstick cooking sheet with olive oil. Set aside.

Pour flour into one bowl or a large ziploc bag. In another bowl, beat the eggs. In another bowl, mix breadcrumbs with spices.

Take the green beans and mix them in the flour. Shake off any excess. Then dip them into the egg, a few at a time, then completely cover them in the bread crumbs. Place on the cookie sheet in a single layer. Repeat with the rest of the green beans.
Bake for 15 minutes or until browned and crispy.


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