Crispy Green Bean French Fries

Do you like salty crunchy snacks? Me too! I’m going to show YOU how to prepare delicious crispy green bean French fries in three unique flavors. Even your picky kiddos will love these!

Crispy Cravings

I LOVE junk food…but most of all…I LOVE potato chips and French fries. Yes. I’m incredibly guilty. One of my weaknesses is a nice handful of salty crispy savory goodies that I can munch out throughout the day. Am I the only one who feels this way? I really hope not!

As much as I love my crispy snacks, I have to admit that they are not always the healthiest food options. Potato chips from the store are often loaded with sodium and preservatives. French fires at restaurants are delicious and sadly, often full of excess fat, on top of all their salt.

I wanted to create a delicious treat that would satisfy my never-ending craving for salty savory crunchiness. After doing some brainstorming, I thought about utilizing green beans in this creative way. Green beans are not only low in carbs, but they are inexpensive and are a rich source of Calcium Iron, Vitamin K, and Folate. Green beans are also significantly lower in carbs than potatoes (if you’re keeping track!).

Did I mention that Green beans are also versatile?

In case I have not mentioned this fact about green beans, I’m here to tell you that they are. For my latest recipe, I show you how to create really delicious crispy ‘French fries’ by swapping green beans for potatoes AND baking instead of deep frying them.  As you see, this recipe has three different flavored seasonings, which include garlic parmesan, sesame sriracha and salt and pepper. You can bake the fries with all three of these marinades, focus on one of these, or do your own thing. It’s really up to you! These fries are also a fantastic treat to serve to your kiddos.

These crispy green bean french fries were addictive!

Alright my friends. If you’re ready to learn how to prepare these, I will be quiet and let you focus on this recipe!

Crispy Green Bean French Fries

Do you like salty crunchy snacks? Me too! I'm going to show YOU how to prepare delicious crispy green bean French fries in three unique flavors. Even your picky kiddos will love these!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: low-carb, Snack
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 107kcal

Ingredients

  • tsp. cooking oil
  • 1 pound green beans

Seasonings

    Italian Seasoning

    • 1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
    • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
    • 1 tsp. dried parsley/oregano mix

    Sriracha sesame

    • tsp. sesame oil
    • 1 tsp. sriracha

    Salt and pepper

    • tsp oil
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ½ tsp black pepper

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven 300 Degrees F. While the oven is preheating, rinse and cut the woody stems off of the end of your green beans.Set aside.
    •  In three separate bowls, you will combine all of each of the respective marinade ingredients into each of the three bowls. You should have a bowl with the garlic Parmesan marinade, one with the sriracha sesame, and one with the salt and pepper mix.
    • Split your green beans into three equal portions. Place each portion of green beans into each of the marinade mixes and gently combine until each of the green bean batches are generously coated with the marinades.
    • Place all of the green beans in a single layer on 1-2 baking sheets. Afterwards, place beans in the center rack of the oven and allow to bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until the green beans look like crispy French fries.
    • Enjoy!

    Video

    Nutrition information per servings:

    107 Calories | 4.4 G Protein | 4.6G Fat | 5.1G Fiber

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    Savory Turkey & Blueberry Croissants

    A picture of three very delicious croissants on a medium plate, filled with turkey, cream cheese and fresh blueberries.
    Savory blueberry and turkey croissants will be a hit during your next brunch party

    These savory turkey & blueberry croissants are so tasty, that this dish will surely be a hit during your next brunch meal. This is also a great way to introduce your kiddos into the kitchen, too!

    When Savory Meets Sweet

    Just because you may be staying at home, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a tasty brunch! In this video, I’m going to show you how to make an incredibly easy & delicious dish: Savory turkey & blueberry croissants! In the spirit of utilizing local seasonal ingredients, the blueberries for this particular recipe were sourced from Keel Farms, a local Plant City-based winery, blueberry & farming operation. These are so tasty, that this dish will surely be a hit during your next brunch meal. Even your mother-in-law may approve of these miniature bites! 😉

    Drooling? Tag your favorite brunch buddy to this recipe post!

    Savory Turkey and Blueberry Croissants

    These Savory turkey & blueberry croissants are so tasty, that this dish willsurely be a hit during your next brunch meal.
    Prep Time6 mins
    Cook Time13 mins
    Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Breakfast, Brunch
    Servings: 4 Servings
    Calories: 350kcal

    Ingredients

    • 8 oz. Can of crescent roll dough sheets
    • 1/2 cup Cream cheese
    • 8 Thin slices deli turkey
    • 1/2 cup Fresh Blueberries
    • 1 Egg

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    • Roll out crescent roll dough from can onto large un-greased cookie sheet.
    • Take the cream cheese and spread it evenly throughout the entirety of dough mixture.
    • Slice dough into 8 even rectangular pieces, and then separate each slice about 1 inch a part. Then, place 1 turkey slice over each rectangle (fold each turkey slice in half for a better fit on each slice).
    • Afterwards, layer 4-5 blueberries (1 spoonful) over each rectangle beginning at one end. Then, carefully at one end, begin to roll all ofthe ingredients into each pastry dough, until they resemble croissants.
    • Next, take egg, scramble and lightly wash the egg batter over each pastry with a brush.
    • After egg-washing, place the pastries on the oven at 375 Degrees F, and allow to bake for 12-13 minutes, or until each pastry is golden brown.
    • Enjoy!

    Video

    4 Servings (3 turkey & blueberry croissants)

    Nutrition Information per serving: 350 Calories / 17g. Protein / 14g Fat / 39g Carbohydrates/ 1.9g Fiber

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    A close-up of five zucchini fritters served with marinara sauce

    Zucchini Fritters

    WARNING: These zucchini fritters are extremely addictive.

    A close-up of five zucchini fritters served with marinara sauce
    Zucchini Fritters

    This year, my husband and I decided to become members of a local CSA (Community-Supported Agricultural system), and decided to become members of Steed Farm, the local CSA in our hometown. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, a CSA is a system where the consumer has the opportunity to subscribe to the local harvest of a local farm or collective of farms (Click here if you’re interested in seeing my CSA video-its good stuff!).

    I recently received my first share of produce, which was super exciting. No joke…we probably came home with about 7 pounds worth of produce. Among all of the goodies I received, I had two very large and hefty zucchini fruits. After trying to figure out how I was going to prepare them, I had an ‘A-ha!’ moment: Why not turn them into fritters?!?! I had most of the ingredients, to do so.

    The Moment of Truth

    After experimenting with this dish three different times, and modifying each of the ingredient quantities, I am proud to announce that I finally came up with a recipe that I am super proud of. Folks, I present you with my very tasty zucchini fritters. These fritters contain feta cheese, which naturally gives these the salt and amount of zing these babies need. If you don’t want to fry them, no worries! I included a step which shows you how to bake ‘em. These fritters are pretty low in carbs, which is why I opted for Almond flour in my recipe. But you can use whatever other type of flour you’d like! The flour ratio should still be the same.

    A vertical stack of zucchini fritters

    A couple disclaimers before I proceed:

    1. The quality of the skillet you use matters (take it from me). If you opt for frying, these fritters are prone to sticking on the bottom of the skillet and WILL crumble a part if you do not make sure that you do not have a non-stick surface.
    2. WARNING: These fritters are addictive. Even though they are low in carbs (per serving), you may wind up wanting to eat the whole batch. Just a heads up…

    Aright, alright…here’s the recipe!

    Zucchini Fritters

    WARNING: These zucchini fritters are extremely addictive.
    Prep Time15 mins
    Cook Time30 mins
    Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: low-carb, vegetarian
    Servings: 8 servings
    Calories: 197kcal

    Equipment

    • Cheesecloth
    • Skillet
    • Spatula

    Ingredients

    • 2 zucchinis medium
    • cups almond flour
    • 8 oz. feta cheese crumbled
    • 4 garlic cloves minced
    • 1 onion small
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tbsp. cooking oil

    Spices

    • 2 tbsp. dried oregano
    • 2 tbsp. parsley
    • 1 tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes

    Instructions

    • Finely dice onion into ¼" cubes, and set aside.
    • Coarsely chop zucchini into 1” Cubes, separate them into three batches. Place each batchinto a food processor and pulse for about three seconds, two-three times, untilthe zucchini pieces are roughly ¼” in size. Repeat this step for each batch.
    • After all of the zucchini has been pulsed, take a cheese cloth, and squeeze as muchof the water out of the zucchini chunks, until almost all of the liquid has drained out. This will take about 3-5 minutes.
    • Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl, except the oil. Gently stir untileverything looks evenly mixed.

    Cookyour zucchini fritters using one of two methods:

    • Frying:Heat your large skillet to medium heat, and add the cooking oil. While theskillet is heating, take your batter, and create balls which are about one-one anda half inches in diameter. Creating the mini patties is best to use with atablespoon. Gently drop each medallion-sized patty into the skillet, and allowto fry on each side for about 2 minutes on each side (no more than three minutes),until each side is golden browned. Try not to fry more than five patties at atime. Repeat until all pieces are cooked.
    • Baking:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Once oven has pre-heated, lightly grease a largebaking sheet, and form mini patties the size of 1-1.5 inch medallions. Bakefritters for about 25-30 minutes, until the fritters have golden browned.
    • Enjoy your zucchini fritters with some marinara sauce, or sour cream!

    Nutritional Information per serving (serving size- 4 fritters):

    197 calories/ 10 grams protein/ 14.3 grams fat/ 8.6 grams carbohydrates/ 6 grams of fiber

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