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Green Bean “Fries”

French fries are an American favorite food, but they're also loaded with unhealthy fat, calories, and carbohydrate. Try these "fries" for a healthier alternative, and a way to help your kids eat more veggies.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 8 fries

  • Calories 90
  • Carbohydrate 14 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Fat 2.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.7 g
  • Sugar 2 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Sodium 185 mg
  • Potassium 130 mg

This Recipe Serves 5

Ingredients

8 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed
1 egg
1 egg white
Dash hot sauce
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a shallow dish, whisk together the egg, egg white, and hot sauce.
  3. In another shallow dish, mix together the remaining ingredients.
  4. Dip each green bean in the egg mixture and then lightly coat in the cornmeal mixture.
  5. Place the green beans on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, until they are lightly golden. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm all ingredients are gluten-free and this recipe can be made gluten-free.

Photo: Green Bean French Fries. PNC Photography, Photographer: Peter Papoulakos.

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