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Egg Free Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries


  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x

Description

These crispy baked green bean fries are made with whipped aquafaba instead of eggs and are so good!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup panko, gluten free or regular
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas (you will need the liquid and 1 cup of the chickpeas)
  • 20 large green beans
  • Salt
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Cooking spray, optional

Lemon Chickpea Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small clove garlic, optional
  • Pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a large baking sheet with a non-stick mat or parchment paper.
  2. Wash green beans and cut the stems off.
  3. Place panko in a large shallow bowl or on a plate.  Season with garlic powder, smoked paprika and salt (about 1/4 teaspoon each) and mix until combined.
  4. Drain the chickpeas and pour the chickpea liquid (aquafaba) into a large bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer on high until white and fluffy, 3-5 minutes.  It’s ok if part of it is still liquidy at the bottom, you just need most of it to be white and fluffy.
  5. Dip a green bean into the aquafaba, transfer it to the panko and gently coat it.  Place green bean on the baking sheet and repeat until finished.  I find it best to handle the green beans by the ends so you don’t mess up the panko coating.
  6. If desired, spray the tops of the green beans with cooking spray.  Bake green beans until crispy and starting to brown, about 10 minutes.  Let green beans cook for about 5 minutes before eating.
  7. Make the dip while green beans are baking.  Add all dip ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.  I like to garnish my dip with a little smoked paprika and fresh herbs.

Notes

Recipe makes 20 green bean fries, feel free to double if you like!

This recipe has a total of 6 Smart Points, that could differ depending on which type of panko you use.