a traveling Wife: Baked Green Bean Fries

Baked Green Bean Fries

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Crispy, crunchy baked green bean fries are a perfect appetizer or snack. Dunk them in your favorite dipping sauce or eat them on their own. 

Today's recipe doesn't need much introduction and I'm not going to make you read a list of adjectives that explain all the goodness that is within. Instead, let's talk about idioms.
Click to tweet: Crispy, crunchy baked green bean fries are a perfect appetizer or snack. 

I've never been one to completely understand idioms. Not that I don't like a good joke or enjoy sarcastic people, they just don't always make sense to me. This isn't the case for every idiom. Some idioms I misstate and create a whole new meaning.

What is an idiom? It is a word or phrase that doesn't have a literal meaning. So what are some popular idioms?

A bitter pill.

A dime a dozen.

I'm all ears.

Let's call it a day.

Bull in a china shop. 

The last one I never understood for years. In fact, I used to think it was actually said as "a BOWL in a china shop". Well that only makes sense if we are literally talking about a BOWL in a china shop.

Now we can see the difference if I use those two phrases separately.

The dog is like a bowl in a china shop.

The dog is like a bull in a china shop.

Clearly those two have completely different meanings. And all those years that I used the phrase "a bowl in a china shop", I really meant the opposite of what I was trying to say. Thanks to A for pointing out my error a few months ago. Without him, I would be lost!

Moving on to today's recipe - baked green bean fries.

I love fries, all types of fries - french fries, sweet potato fries, zucchini fries, and green bean fries. Regardless, anything crispy that can be dunked in some dipping sauce has my name written all over it.

Baked Green Bean Fries

Recipe by a traveling Wife
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Cook time: 20-30 minutes
Yield: 2-4 servings

  • handful Fresh Green Beans (about 30-40)
  • 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour (*gluten-free flour)
  • 1/2 cup Italian Bread Crumbs (*1 cup almond meal)
  • 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs (*omit)
  • 1 large Egg, beaten lightly (*almond milk)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • *Substitutions for vegan & gluten-free option
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and prepare a baking pan with foil and non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Rinse green beans and cut ends off.
  3. Mix italian and panko bread crumbs together in a shallow bowl then season with salt and pepper.
  4. Line up two more shallow bowls, one with the AP flour and the other with the beaten egg.
  5. Dip green beans in the flour, egg, then bread crumb mixture. Place onto baking pan.
  6. Once all green beans have been battered, place in oven on bottom shelf for 20-30 minutes, rotating half way through.
  7. Allow green beans to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce!
Click to tweet: YUM - can't wait to try these baked green bean fries!

Have you ever had green bean fries?
What are some of your favorite idioms?
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