Crispy Green Bean Fries(Tgi Friday’s) by Todd Wilbur

Ingredients:Wasabi Cucumber Ranch Dip

1/2 cup bottled ranch dressing (Hidden Valley is best)
1/4 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, minced
1 tablespoon milk
1 1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon wasabi powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pinch cayenne pepper

Green Beans

1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
4 cups vegetable broth or 4 cups chicken broth
6 -8 ounces fresh green beans
1 cup flour
1 cup plain breadcrumbs or 1 cup seasoned dry bread crumb
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
vegetable shortening, for frying or vegetable oil

Crispy-Green-Bean-Fries-Tgi Fridays-by-Todd -Wilbur


1.Combine dip ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth.
2.Place in bowl; cover and chill till ready to use. Dip will thicken as it chills.
3.Place beans in the broth.
4.Bring to a boil and cook 15 minutes, then place in cold water to stop cooking process.
5.Mix beaten egg with milk in a shallow bowl.
6.Measure 1 cup of flour into another shallow bowl.
7.Combine bread crumbs, 3/4 teaspoons salt, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder into a third bowl.
8.Take a handful of beans out of the water and shake off excess liquid.
9.Coat the beans with the flour, shaking to remove excess flour.
10.Dip the beans, one at a time, into egg/milk mixture, then dip in breadcrumb mixture.
11.Place the beans on a plate until all are coated.
12.Heat the shortening or oil to 350°F in a heavy skillet(or use deep fryer). Use enough to cover the beans, about 1 1/2 inches.
13.Fry until golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes.
14.Drain on paper towels.
15.To serve, place on a large platter and serve with the wasabi cucumber ranch dip. Enjoy!

About the author

Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.