Fried Green Beans

Crispy fried green beans making all of your appetizer dreams comes true! Breaded with seasoned bread crumbs and fried to crunchy perfection!

These tasty green bean fries make for a great appetizer/dinner party starter! If you’re a fan of delicious fried appetizers, you’ll love fried zucchini, jalapeño poppers, and fried mac and cheese!

Green Bean fries on a platter with ranch dipping sauce

Have you tried Green Bean Fries?

What’s better than cooked green beans? Green bean fries of course!

We can’t get enough of these crispy bites of heaven. We love making fried green beans for game day appetizers, an afternoon snack, or for dinner parties with friends and family! Make sure to have some dipping sauces handy—we love dipping ours in cold ranch dressing.

I love the satisfying crunch of each bite of these green bean fries. We always fry up a big batch of these yummies because they do not last long around my family—they are just too good! The green beans stay tender while the breaded outside has just the right amount of crunch.

If you’ve never fried your green beans before, now is your chance! You’re going to fall in love with this appetizer/snack idea.

Process pics for blanching green beans before frying

How to Make Fried Green Beans

Making these green bean fries is a lot easier than you might think. Don’t be intimated by the frying part- I’ll walk you through it!

BLANCH. First you need to blanch the green beans by bringing a pot of water to a boil and cooking the beans for about 2 minutes or until they turn bright green. Immediately add beans to an ice bath (bowl of ice water). Drain the beans and pat them dry with paper towels.

COAT. Meanwhile, heat the oil on medium-high heat in a large sauce pan or deep fryer. While the oil is heating, add flour to a bowl, beaten egg to a separate bowl, and bread crumbs to another bowl. Dredge the green beans in flour, transfer to egg mixture and coat. Add to bread crumbs and make sure entire bean is coated.

FRY. Fry the green beans in oil until golden brown (about 4 minutes) and once fried, add to paper-towel lined plate to drain excess oil.

Serve immediately! Here are some dip ideas:

Deep fried green beans in a skillet

fried green beans recipe Variations + Tips

Baking. If you’d prefer to make these in the oven, lay them on a greased baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 425 degrees or until they are golden brown. Easy!

Air Fryer. Do you have an air fryer? Place your breaded green beans in the air fryer at 390 for about 5 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

Leftovers? I don’t recommend storing leftovers of these green bean fries. They are definitely best eaten immediately after cooked. They will begin to get soggy if you keep leftovers and reheat them. I promise you won’t have any leftovers because these are too tasty!!

Green bean fries on a serving platter with a side of ranch dressing

For more green bean recipes, try:

For more veggie appetizers, check out:

Fried Green Beans Recipe

5 from 20 votes
Crispy Fried Green Beans will make all of your appetizer dreams come true. They are breaded and fried to crunchy perfection!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 154 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 1 lb green beans fresh
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup bread crumbs seasoned
  • 2 cups vegetable oil


  • Blanch green beans by bringing a pot of water to a boil and cooking beans for about 2 minutes (or bright green). Immediately add beans to an ice bath (bowl of ice water). Drain beans and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Heat oil on medium-high heat in a large saucepan or deep fryer.
  • While oil is heating, add flour to a bowl, egg to a separate bowl (beaten), and bread crumbs to another bowl.
  • Dredge green beans in flour, transfer to egg mixture, and coat. Add to bread crumbs and make sure the entire bean is coated.
  • Fry green beans in oil until golden brown (about 4 minutes). Once fried, add to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil. Serve warm with dips.


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    1. These look delicious!!! Have you tried this recipe with frozen green beans? Are frozen green beans blanched before freezing? I realize they would need to be thawed first. I’m not seeing fresh organic green beans in the store right now. Thank you!

  1. 5 stars
    Ill go to habit burger grill just to get their frIed green beans. Your version is so yummy and now i can make them at home.

  2. 5 stars
    YUMMY!! I do want to know if you buy the already seasoned bread crumbs or if you season them yourself? Italian seasoned bread crumbs doesn’t sound like it would go together.

    Thanks for the additional info.

  3. 5 stars
    These are so good! I always ordered them at PF Chang’s and now can make at home. You can also sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if you don’t want to dip.

  4. I’m going to try to make your fried green beans today and hope they turn out I am special needs and like to try new things.Are you a Christian?

  5. 5 stars
    Made these last night and they were so yummy!! It was a great way to use all the fresh green beans from our garden. We added a little grated parmesan to the breadcrumbs and sprinkled with salt right after they came out of the oil. My boyfriend and I had no problem finishing the whole plate by ourselves. Will definitely be making these again soon!

    1. Ooh adding the parmesan sounds delicious! I’m so glad you both enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for the review!