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Fried Green Beans and Shallot Rings

Fried Green Beans and Shallot Rings

Sunset NOVEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 8
  • Total:40 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 331
  • Calories from fat: 34%
  • Protein: 11g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 45g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Sodium: 670mg
  • Cholesterol: 3.8mg

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