Crispy, Crunchy, Healthy Air Fryer Green Bean Fries

Photos by Marie-Catherine Dubé

My family loves these crispy green bean fries. The little ones can’t even tell they’re green beans and the older ones think they’re green french fries. Everyone wins!

The air fryer crisps them super fast and is an easy clean up. These make a perfect side dish or yummy snack. I serve them with a homemade ranch dressing and regular ketchup and watch them disappear. 

❤️ Why You’ll Love Green Bean Fries:

  • Perfect crispy coating.
  • Only a handful of ingredients.
  • Easy recipe.
  • Ready in less than 10 minutes.
  • Delicious when served hot or cold.
  • Reheats well.
  • Gluten free and nut-free.
Photos by Marie-Catherine Dubé

🍲 Ingredients

Fresh Green Beans

Large Eggs

Panko Bread Crumbs

Parmesan Cheese

Avocado Oil Cooking Spray

👩‍🍳 How to Make Air Fryer Green Bean Fries

  1. Wash the green beans and trim off the stem ends.
  2. In one shallow dish, beat the eggs. In a second bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese. Mix well to create the breading mixture.
  3. Dip a green bean into the beaten egg wash, ensuring it’s well coated. Then roll the green bean in the panko mixture, pressing the breadcrumbs onto the bean to adhere.
  4. Preheat your air fryer to 390°F 
  5. Lightly grease the air fryer basket with avocado oil spray to prevent sticking.
  6. Place the breaded green beans in an even layer in the air fryer basket. Cooking time will vary, you may need to cook them in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
  7. Air fry the green bean fries for 5 minutes. They should be golden brown and crispy.

🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • Wet hand before dipping into the egg mixture to prevent egg from sticking to your hands. Use your dry hand to dip green beans into the breadcrumb mixture. Alternating hands will prevent a clumpy mess.
  • Trim ends of green beans. The ends are tough and sharp and do not taste very good.
Photos by Marie-Catherine Dubé


🗒 Substitutions

  • Use any cooking spray or neutral oil to spray your air fryer basket.


🗒 Best served with

  • Add red pepper flakes for some heat.
  • Serve with sriracha mayo, bbq sauce, ranch or ketchup.

👝 How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up the three days. Reheat in the air fryer for 1 minutesto bring them back to crispy green beans.

🤔 Common Questions

Are these gluten-free?

These are gluten-free if you use a gluten-free Panko bread crumb.

Can I bake these in the oven?

Yes! Follow directions and place green bean fries on a baking sheet. Bake these at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.

Air Fryer Green Bean Fries

These air fryer green bean fries are a great way to get kids to eat more green beans. Made with panko breadcrumbs, this healthy snack makes string beans fun and are a healthier option to regular fries. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and you have a perfect snack for everyone to enjoy.
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, green bean fries
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans washed and trimmed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • avocado oil cooking spray

Instructions

  • Wash the green beans and trim off the stem ends.
  • In one shallow dish, beat the eggs. In a separate shallow dish, combine the panko breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese. Mix well to create the breading mixture.
  • In one shallow dish, beat the eggs. In a separate shallow dish, combine the panko breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese. Mix well to create the breading mixture.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 390°F.
  • Lightly grease the air fryer basket with avocado oil spray to prevent sticking.
  • Place the breaded green beans in a single layer in the air fryer basket. You may need to cook them in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Air fry the green bean fries for 5 minutes. They should be golden brown and crispy.

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