Fried Green Beans and Shallot Rings

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Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 331
Caloriesfromfat 34 %
Protein 11 g
Fat 13 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Carbohydrate 45 g
Fiber 11 g
Sodium 670 mg
Cholesterol 3.8 mg


Vegetable oil for frying
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking soda
About 1 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cups club soda
1 pound green beans, ends trimmed
2 large shallots, sliced 1/4 in. thick and broken into rings
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons chili powder


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.

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

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°.

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

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.


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

November 2011
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