Green beans are a staple in many households, but they can often be bland and boring. That’s where crack green beans come in. Crack green beans are delicious, addicting, and easy to make. In fact, they only require a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. So, what are you waiting for? Roll up your sleeves and go to the kitchen now!
What Are Crack Green Beans?
Crack green beans are simply green beans that are coated in a savory, crunchy coating. The coating is made with a combination of flour, cornstarch, and spices. It’s then fried until it’s nice and crispy. The result is a side dish that’s packed with flavor and texture. Plus, it’s sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.
They are also known as “crack beans” or “candy beans.” and are also popular in the southern United States. Crack Green Beans are usually made with canned green beans, bacon, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper. Some people also add garlic, onion, and red pepper flakes.
Why Does This Crack Green Beans Taste So Good?
The secret to these crack green beans is in the coating. The cornstarch and flour create a crispy exterior that’s full of flavor. Meanwhile, the spices give it a little bit of heat and depth of flavor.
All of this comes together to create a dish that’s simply addicting. In fact, you may find yourself eating them straight out of the pan!
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How To Make Crack Green Beans In No Time?
Making crack green beans is easy! Start by mixing together the coating ingredients in a bowl. Then, simply dredge the green beans in the mixture until they’re evenly coated.
Next, heat up some oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the green beans to the pan and fry them until they’re golden brown and crispy.
Finally, transfer the crack green beans to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil. Serve warm and enjoy!
- 1 pound green beans, trimmed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, toss green beans with olive oil, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Spread green beans in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until crisp and tender.
- Serve immediately.
- You can use any type of green beans you like. I prefer to use Haricot vert or French green beans, but regular green beans work just as well.
- Provided that you don't have Parmesan cheese on hand, you can substitute it with another type of cheese, such as cheddar or mozzarella.
- For a little extra flavor, try sprinkling some chopped fresh herbs on top of the green beans before serving. Rosemary, thyme, and basil all work well.
- Calories: 107
- Fat: 10 g
- Saturated Fat: 2 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 8 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 5 mg
- Sodium: 97 mg
- Carbohydrates: 5 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Sugar: 2 g
- Protein: 4 g
The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 4 people.
For an extra crispy coating, try using a combination of equal parts flour and cornstarch. If you want a little bit of heat, add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to the coating mixture.
Try serving crack green beans as a unique and delicious appetizer at your next party. Simply place them on a platter and serve as you wish!
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There are many ways to change up this recipe to suit your taste. Here are a few ideas:
- Try using different types of beans, such as black beans, kidney beans, or cannellini beans.
- Add some chopped bacon or pancetta to the green beans for extra flavor.
- Sprinkle some diced onion or garlic on top of the green beans before serving.
- For a spicier dish, add a pinch or two of red pepper flakes to the coating mixture.
How To Serve?
Crack green beans are delicious on their own, but they also make a great side dish. Try serving them alongside grilled chicken or fish, roasted potatoes, or a simple salad. You can also serve them as an appetizer with dipping sauces on the side.
Storing & Reheating Crack Green Beans
Leftover crack green beans can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place them on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees F until warmed through.
You can also reheat them in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
FAQs About Crack Green Beans Recipe
How does Gordon Ramsay cook green beans?
Gordon Ramsay cooks green beans by blanching them in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. He then shocks them in ice water to stop the cooking process and preserve their color.
How do you keep green beans from getting mushy?
The best way to keep green beans from getting mushy is to cook them quickly over high heat.
What to do with green beans after snapping them?
After snapping the green beans, you can cook them however you like. Some popular methods include boiling, steaming, sautéing, and roasting.
How can you make a can of green beans taste better?
There are many ways to make a can of green beans taste better. You can try adding some chopped bacon, diced onion, garlic powder, or red pepper flakes. You can also try roasting them in the oven with a bit of olive oil and Parmesan cheese.
How do you cook Jamie Oliver green beans?
The beans should be cooked for 7 minutes, or until just tender, in a big pan of boiling water. Drain thoroughly, add back to the pan, and stir in the dressing. Whether hot or cool, serving at room temperature is always the best.
This is a delicious and easy recipe for crack green beans. You can use any type of green bean you like and the dish is easily customizable to suit your taste. Give it a try the next time you’re looking for a simple and tasty side dish.
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