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Recipe: Oven-Baked Green Bean Fries

Image Credit: Lauren Volo

Can we all agree that green bean fries are a modern miracle? I love a zucchini stick as much as anyone, but I love a green bean even more, and am sincerely thrilled that this trend has made its way into the mainstream.

Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries: Watch the Video

If you can bread a chicken breast cutlet, you can make super-crunchy green bean fries in your oven. It's the same concept: Dredge fresh trimmed beans in flour, dunk in egg wash, and then coat them with a combination of panko and cornmeal for a guaranteed crispy coating. (Don't try this with frozen green beans; the extra moisture will make everything soggy, and that makes me sad.)

They'll even somehow magically retain their crispy crunch as they cool to room temperature, which is a miracle unheard of for most deep-fried foods. Get your spread of dips ready!

Image Credit: Lauren Volo