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Air Fryer Green Bean Fries (With Panko And Parmesan) Recipe

Dress up fresh green beans and them into this Air Fryer Green Bean Fries (With Panko And Parmesan) recipe. They’ll be your new favorite side dish.

For more ideas of what to make with them, check out all of our recipes.

Green bean fries on a plate with the words "Air Fryer Green Bean Fries (with panko and parmesan)" digitally written on top.

I’ll be very honest with you. Calling these fries is a little hard on my ears. It’s like cauliflower rice. That’s not nice. No matter what the bag of it says, no matter what kitchen tools you use to make it, it’s not rice.

And I feel like fries are similar. These are green beans. They’re not potatoes. They’re not fries.

But. Hear me out. These are similar to fries. They’re the shape of fries and have the crunch of fries and are delicious like fries (oh my gosh, anyone else singing that to the tune of the Gaston song from Beauty and the Beast? No? Just me. Okay. Moving on).

These are — dare I say — better than fries. I mean, honestly, they’re so good. Pete even told me he thought I got these from a restaurant because they’re that good.

So move over potato fries. There’s a new kid in town.

Air Fryer Green Bean Fries (With Panko And Parmesan) Recipe

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Air Fryer Green Bean Fries Ingredients:

How To Make Air Fryer Green Bean Fries:

Fresh green beans with the stems cut off.

Wash and pat dry your green beans. Cut off the end with the stem. Set them aside.

A bowl with a panko/parmesan mixture, a bowl with an egg, and a bowl with flour.

In a bowl, mix together the panko bread crumbs, grated parmesan cheese, and salt.

Put the flour in a second bowl.

Add the eggs to a third bowl and gently beat them.

Set your bowls up in the following order: flour, eggs, panko mix.

A green bean in a bowl of flour.

Dip a green bean into the flour bowl. Make sure to coat it, but shake off any excess.

A green bean in a bowl of egg.

Drop it in the egg bowl, coat it, and shake off any excess.

A green bean in a bowl of panko bread crumbs.

Finally, drop it in the panko mix, coat it, shake off any excess, and set it on a plate.

Raw panko and parmesan green bean fries on a plate.

Continue until you’ve coated all of the green beans. If you run out of any of the ingredients, just add more.

Raw panko and parmesan green bean fries on a plate being sprayed with avocado oil.

Spray them with avocado oil on both sides.

Raw panko and parmesan green bean fries in an air fryer.

Set them in a single later an air fryer (we have a basket air fryer and can fit them all in one batch) and air fry at 370 F for about 8 to 10 minutes.

Panko and parmesan green bean fries in an air fryer.

Check and shake them around five minutes. They’ll be ready when the panko mixture has browned and the green beans are softer, but not totally soft.

Remove them from the air fryer and serve as is or with a dipping sauce like ranch or tzatziki.

Panko and parmesan green bean fries on a plate.

Air Fryer Green Bean Fries: Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to use panko bread crumbs?

Do you have to use panko bread crumbs? No. Should you? Yes.

Panko bread crumbs are lighter and fluffier than regular bread crumbs. But, what makes them ideal in this recipe is that panko generally absorbs less oil than traditional bread crumbs. So, if you use panko in this recipe instead of traditional bread crumbs, you end up with a much more appealing green bean fry. Instead of it tasting greasy, it tastes flavorful.

To continue on about the panko, we use the Italian style panko bread crumbs, which just simply refers to how the bread crumbs are seasoned. Because of that, we don’t have to add too much extra seasoning. If you start with plain panko bread crumbs, that’s fine, but you will want to add some Italian seasoning and salt to the panko mix.

Do you have to use fresh green beans?

We love fresh green beans in this. When we have an abundance of them growing in the garden, we turn them into fries. If you don’t grow green beans in your garden, you can buy fresh ones at the grocery store.

If you have frozen green beans that you want to use, let them thaw completely, then make sure to really pat them dry, then follow this recipe. They won’t come out as crisp as fresh green beans, but they’ll still taste good.

We don’t recommend using canned green beans in this recipe. It won’t come out the same at all.

How do you store leftover green bean fries?

If you have any leftover green bean fries, store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They’re best fresh, so don’t store them more than a day or two.

Reheat them in the air fryer, at 370 F, until they’re heated through. You can also eat them cold if you don’t want to reheat them.

Can you make green bean fries ahead of time?

We don’t recommend making these ahead of time. You can make them a little bit before dinner that night, but not days before. Unfortunately, this isn’t a good meal prep side dish.

Can you make these in the oven?

We make these in the air fryer because the air fryer makes things so much easier. But, if you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe in the oven instead.

Follow all the steps up until actually putting them in the air fryer. Instead, put them on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 F for about 15 minutes. Be sure to check them halfway through cooking time and flip them so they crisp evenly.

Beer can chicken on the grill.

What to serve with air fryer green bean fries:

Honestly, anything goes with these green bean fries. We recommend any sort of chicken recipe, like our
Cheesy Bacon And Mushroom Chicken or our Beer Can Chicken.

Definitely add a baked potato as another side to complete the meal.

Yield: 2 Servings

Air Fryer Green Bean Fries (With Panko And Parmesan)

Dress up fresh green beans and them into this Air Fryer Green Bean Fries (With Panko And Parmesan) recipe. They’ll be your new favorite side dish.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans
  • 3/4 cup Italian style panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Avocado oil spray

Instructions

  1. Wash and pat dry your green beans. Cut off the end with the stem. Set them aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the panko bread crumbs, grated parmesan cheese, and salt.
  3. Put the flour in a second bowl.
  4. Add the eggs to a third bowl and gently beat them.
  5. Set your bowls up in the following order: flour, eggs, panko mix.
  6. Dip a green bean into the flour bowl. Make sure to coat it, but shake off any excess.
  7. Drop it in the egg bowl, coat it, and shake off any excess.
  8. Finally, drop it in the panko mix, coat it, shake off any excess, and set it on a plate.
  9. Continue until you’ve coated all of the green beans.
  10. Spray them with avocado oil on both sides.
  11. Set them in an air fryer and air fry at 370 F for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  12. Check and shake them around five minutes. They’ll be ready when the panko mixture has browned and the green beans are softer, but not totally soft.
  13. Remove them from the air fryer and serve as is or with a dipping sauce.

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 609Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 197mgSodium 1658mgCarbohydrates 87gFiber 7gSugar 7gProtein 24g

Have you made this Air Fryer Green Bean Fries recipe? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Karen

Sunday 27th of November 2022

Loved these! I just got a new air fryer and am always looking for new ways to enjoy my favorite foods! The texture and flavor of these were great. They turned out flavorful and crispy. The whole family loved them.

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