Baked Green Bean Fries

Healthy, nutritious fries that you can eat guilt-free. And they’re baked to absolute crisp-perfection!

Baked Green Bean Fries - Healthy, nutritious fries that you can eat guilt-free. And they're baked to absolute crisp-perfection!

Christmas is fast-approaching, and if our Christmas feast is going to be anything like our Thanksgiving feast, I’m in need of some fat pants and a huge serving of these green bean fries.

Baked Green Bean Fries - Healthy, nutritious fries that you can eat guilt-free. And they're baked to absolute crisp-perfection!

Now I don’t know about you guys but being the pathological snacker that I am, these come in super handy, especially when you pile on that Ranch dipping sauce. After all, it all evens out since these are baked, saving you on a ton of calories!

Baked Green Bean FriesHealthy, nutritious fries that you can eat guilt-free. And they're baked to absolute crisp-perfection!

Healthy, nutritious fries that you can eat guilt-free. And they’re baked to absolute crisp-perfection!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Panko*
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine Panko, Parmesan and cayenne pepper; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  3. Working in batches, dredge green beans in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in Panko mixture, pressing to coat.
  4. Place green beans in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
  5. Serve immediately.

*Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb and can be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store.

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 167.9 Calories from Fat 44.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.9g 8%
Saturated Fat 2.1g 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 68.7mg 23%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 23.0g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Sugars 4.3g
Protein 9.7g 19%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Compared to traditional fries, this snack is higher in fiber, protein, calcium, and vitamins while it’s also lower in fat and calories. With this recipe you boost the nourishment of fries but keep the crunch!

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.