Enjoy these tasty gluten-free green bean fries alone or paired with your favorite grilled meat. Baked with Parmesan cheese and almond flour, these fried green beans are the perfect low-carb side dish!
I have wanted to try oven-baked green bean fries for a while. I've seen several recipes online, and they all seemed pretty quick and easy, so I decided to finally give it a try!
My daughter eats regular cooked green beans like french fries, so I thought she would really enjoy these oven-fried green beans. I'd say green beans are probably my family's favorite vegetable, so we have them often.
This is a super simple way to cook up green beans. Most of the recipes I found used either olive oil, eggs, or a combination to moisten the green beans. Then, the coating was added to the same bowl and tossed to coat.
Ingredients Needed For Gluten-Free Fried Green Beans
All that you need in order to make them is the crispy coating and the green beans. Here is a bit more information about what I used on my green beans.
Eggs & Olive Oil
This is the "wet" part of the breading and helps the rest of the ingredients stick to the green beans. Avocado oil will work as a substitute for olive oil.
I made the crispy coating by using a combination of almond flour and parmesan cheese. Since this is going to become really crunchy, you can use either almond meal or almond flour. Both options work just fine!
Always use fresh green beans when you want to fry them because canned is way too soft. You could use frozen, but you will have to let them thaw first and then wipe them down with a paper towel.
Be creative with your spices! I used sea salt, garlic powder, pepper, and paprika. For some heat, you could add some red pepper flakes.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- Use your favorite spices and change the type of cheese you use. Try it with shredded asiago cheese or parmigiano reggiano.
- Store the green beans properly! To keep your green beans fresh for at least 7 days, store them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper.
- Use foil on your baking sheets. You don't have to line the pans with foil, but I like that it makes cleanup easier.
How To Make Green Bean Fries
After you make these green beans once, you will be surprised that you haven't made them sooner. They are that easy!
Make The Wet Mixture
To start things out, I combine an egg with olive oil in a small bowl and set this aside. This mixture is what I use to dip the green bean in to get the "breading" to stick.
Mix The Breading
Then, I combine almond flour, parmesan cheese (use nutritional yeast or non-dairy cheese for dairy free), salt, garlic powder, and paprika. This mixture forms the coating.
Dip The Green Beans In Both Mixtures
Finally, I dip each green bean in the egg mixture then coat with the almond flour mix. Each coated green bean is then placed on a foil-lined baking pan.
Bake The Green Beans
The final step is to bake them! This part only takes about 15 minutes, then they are ready!
You can always place them under the broiler to make them even crispier if you want.
What To Serve With Fried Green Beans
These green bean fries make the perfect party food or appetizer, or you can eat them with your lunch or even as a snack. They are pretty versatile!
If you serve them as an appetizer, set them out with some keto ketchup or low-carb BBQ sauce.
You could also serve them with a bunch of other low-carb fries like jicama fries or zucchini fries. Or, serve them crispy keto zucchini chips.
Frequently Asked Questions About Oven Fried Green Beans
Are you ready to make some gluten-free fried green beans? Before we get to the recipe, here are some questions people often ask about making green bean fries:
How do you store fried green beans?
If you have leftovers, you can store them in a plastic bag or airtight container in the refrigerator, but try to eat them the same day you make them.
They really taste the best fresh out of the oven. The longer they sit in the refrigerator, the soggier they will become.
How do you reheat fried green beans?
If your green beans became a little soggy, you can try to broil them for a few minutes. I prefer to only make as many as I am going to eat since the reheated green beans never taste quite the same.
Can you make them in the air fryer?
Yes, you can make fried green beans in the air fryer!
Just set the air fryer to 400°F. Then, cook the green beans for about 5 minutes, flip them over and cook for another 3 minutes.
These tasty green bean fries are definitely something that I will make again. It's such a simple recipe that works well for a busy weekday dinner after work!
Other Side Dish Recipes To Try
Need a few other low-carb side recipes? I've listed some of my favorites below:
- Hamburger Green Bean Stir-Fry is a family favorite because it is an entire meal in one skillet.
- Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole tastes just like traditional green bean casserole that you love during the holidays.
- Roasted Jicama With Green Beans has a lot of delicious flavors and textures.
- Instant Pot Green Beans are so easy that you'll never go back to steaming them on the stove again.
- Chicken Green Bean Casserole is creamy and zesty with a comforting flavor.
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Green Bean Fries in Oven or Air Fryer
- 1 pound fresh green beans
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons olive oil plus 1 tablespoon for drizzling pan
- ¼ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- dash pepper
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Line two baking pans (about 15.5x10.5-inches each) with aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil.
- Wash and trim green beans
- Beat together egg and olive oil in large bowl. Coat green beans in mixture.
- Mix remaining ingredients in separate bowl.Toss beans in dry mix to coat well.
- Pour green beans onto prepared pans and bake about 15 minutes or until crisp. If needed, place under broiler for a few minutes to crisp.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [calories] => 145 [carbohydrates] => 7.6 [protein] => 5.2 [fat] => 11.6 [sodium] => 465 [fiber] => 3 )
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First published May 15, 2015. Update posted on April 15, 2021, with higher resolution images and additional recipe information.
Does 15 minutes in the oven give the green beans time to cook through? I'm thinking to parboil them for at least 5 minutes would cook them a bit more. What are your thoughts please?
Parboiling will make them softer if you prefer that.
Sounds yummy! Will definitely try this Must I use the egg?
You should be able to coat the green beans without an egg.
I just made these using asparagus instead and it was delicious. I followed instructions exactly
Thanks for the idea!!!! I will try it with both 🙂
I made these two weeks ago and really liked them! We are making them again tonight!
Janet Lee Hill
These were SUPER! I added some Pork King Good pork rind crumbs and used Cajun spice mix. I find I need more of the dry mixture than called for. Honestly, these are just delicious, keto or not.
Could you freeze these before you cook them? Wondering if I could make large batches and freeze on a cookie sheet, and then divvy up into a few freezer bags.
I don't see why not.
Would these work in a fry daddy?
They work in an air fryer, but may not work in a fry daddy since they are supposed to be baked.
I made this exactly as stated. When I make them again, I will add more flour plus some panko or some seasoned bread crumbs. . I would like more crunch. Very tasty.
I’m looking forward to trying these! I plan on bringing them to a pot luck this weekend. Is putting them in a crockpot on warm gonna be my best option?
The warm setting should be okay as it's very low temperature.
Can these be easily adapted to cook on the grill? With warm weather so close I am hoping to eliminate cooking inside and out at the same time. They look delicious and I can't wait to try them either way!
The grill is pretty much a convection oven so I don't see why not. You'll just need to put them on or in something so they don't fall through.