Friday, January 3, 2014

Crispy Garlic Green Beans

"It's not easy being green." - Kermit the Frog

These green beans are my favorite french fry alternative. I realize that nothing could truly replace french fries, because really, they’re just a convenient way to get ketchup into our mouths, right? But these green beans come close. I've made them in the oven and on the stove-top, and I prefer stove-top just because it's a little easier to regulate the crunchiness!

Personally, I love these when they are extremely crunchy. The more burnt the better, and that is rare for me to say about food!  You can determine your own crunchiness—the longer you cook them, and the more oil you add, the more crunchy they will be. Try making them a couple different times and taste the difference!

1 Tablespoon crushed garlic
2 Tablespoons olive oil
¼ pound of green beans
Salt to taste


Step 1: Add oil and garlic to a pan on medium heat. Saute garlic until it is lightly browned, about 1 minute.

Step 2: Slowly stir green beans into the pan, coating each bean with garlic and oil. Fry green beans, flipping frequently.

Step 3: Continue to fry green beans for 10-15 minutes, or until desired crispiness is reached. Add additional olive oil if necessary.

Step 4: Sprinkle with salt and serve hot!

Serves 2-4.