Total Time
40 Mins
Yield
Serves 8

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 250°. Fill a deep pot with 2 in. oil, insert a deep-fry thermometer, and heat to 375° over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Mix together flours, cornmeal, baking soda, and 1 tsp. salt in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in club soda until blended.

Step 3

Dip a large handful of green beans into batter. Using tongs, lift beans from batter, letting a little of excess drain, and lower a portion at a time into oil. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large baking sheet lined with paper towels, salt to taste, and put in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining beans and the shallots; keep oil between 375° and 385°.

Step 4

Stir together mayonnaise with chili powder in a small bowl for dipping.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Chef's Notes

The beans will cook tender-crisp in the same time it takes to brown the coating.

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