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Friday, April 12, 2013

Green Bean Crisper Appetizer

These are my new favorite appetizer at restaurants.  I just love them.   I decided to try and make some at home.  I must say I am quite pleased with them and the whole family gobbled them up.  No left overs!
Posted by Lisa


1 bag of fresh green beans
Panko bread crumbs
1 cup flour (seasoned)
2 eggs

oil for frying

Dipping Sauce:
1 avocado
1 cup sour cream
1 pkg dry ranch seasoning mix
squirt of lemon


*Dampen the green beans with water.
*Put the flour and seasoning in shallow dish (season with salt and pepper and maybe a bit of cayenne pepper)
*Dredge the green beans in the flour and set aside

(the beans that are less covered were not moitened with water first)
*Discard remaining flour.  Put the Panko bread crumbs in the flour dish and season with salt/pepper
*In another shallow dish, put the 2 eggs and about 2 tsp water and beat with a fork
*Working in small amounts, add beans to the egg mixture, then into the panko crumbs.  Coat evenly and gently set on a plate until all of them are coated.

*Bring about 1 to 2 inches of veggie oil to around 350 degrees
*working in small batches, add beans in a single layer to the oil and fry until golden.

*set on paper towel to drain.  Serve with dipping sauce.

Directions for dipping sauce:
* Scoop out avacado and mash in a bowl
*squirt with a little lemon juice
*mix in 1 cup sour cream
*add the pkt of ranch dry dip mix
*thin with milk to desired consistency

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