Better than French Fries. I said what I said.
Quick, easy, versatile, tasty veggies that the the kids dig. That equates to a keeper ’round these here parts. They are also very adaptable to vegan, gluten free, carb conscious and keto lifestyles as well!
These will very depending on the cut/thickness of your green beans. I like the slim French cut style, but my neighbor really liked the thicker cut green bean variety. You’ll probably need to cook them a little longer the thicker the green bean and according to your taste. The kids and I like them pretty crispy, so I usually err on the side of a longer cook time! I would recommend popping that oven light on at about the 15minute mark and watching the crispy-ness develop about every 5 minutes thereafter until you have established your preferred cooking time! If you try these and find your ideal time, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
I haven’t tried vegan or gluten free recipes YET, but for GF, I plan on swapping the bread crumbs for gluten free bread crumbs. Keto could be a bit tricky, but I am going to try toasting some keto or zero carb bread and blitzing them into bread crumbs. And for the Vegan option, I am going to try making Minimalist Baker vegan parmesan cheese and using that! I am also curious about almond/coconut flour alternatives. I will keep updating this post as I experiment!
But I digress. What else is new?
Parmesan Crusted Green Beans. Here’s a quick video, if you want to take a quick look at that!
- Green Beans, about 2 cups
- Olive Oil to taste (I used about 2-3Tbsp)
- 1/2C bread crumbs
- 1/3C Parmesan Cheese
- Herbs (I used dried parsley and oregano)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Toss your green beans with enough olive oil to coat.
- Make your bread crumb mixture by stirring bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and herbs together.
- Pour your bread crumb mixture over the green beans and toss again, making sure all of the green beans are evenly coated.
- Spread them out over a baking sheet, try to avoid over crowding. I know, it can’t always be done, but just do your best! They will be great.
- Spray them briefly with an oil spray of choice, I like using avocado oil because of the high smoke point… makes it harder to burn things.
- Place your green beans in the oven, doing your best to turn them over after about 10-15 minutes for maximum crispness. Cook for another 10-15 minutes and enjoy!
- We do not dip these in anything, but ranch would probably be yummy.