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Featuring garlic flavor, lemon juice and a simple secret ingredient that takes it to the next level, this Fried green beans Recipes are your solution, delicious, quick, healthy side dishes.unlike Fried zucchini or Sautéed BroccoliThese pan-fried green beans tend to be more tender and stay flavorful and crisp, making them a fresh addition to any meal. And, it only takes 10 minutes to be on the table!
Why you’ll love these fried green beans
- Bright lemon and garlic flavor
- The perfect balance of tender and crispy
- 5 simple ingredients (plus salt and pepper)
- Only 10 minutes from start to finish
- Nutritious and satisfying
- Versatile pairing, can be paired with any food
Ingredients and Substitutions
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for fried green beans, what each ingredient does in the recipe, and substitution options.For measurements see Recipe card below.
- olive oil – Stir-fried of course! You can use other heat-resistant oils such as avocado oil, coconut oil, or ghee.
- green beans – Look for fresh green beans that are firm and crispy. Trim the ends. Technically, it is possible to stir-fry frozen green beans, but they will have a softer texture.
- sea salt and black pepper
- unsalted butter – My “secret” ingredient! It’s not suitable for actual sautéing as it will burn, but adding a tablespoon at the end adds rich texture and flavor to the sautéed green beans.I use the same method Sautéed Mushrooms and Fried zucchini!
- garlic – Use fresh minced garlic for best flavor, or substitute 1 tsp canned minced garlic For convenience. If you don’t have either, you can season the green beans with garlic powder, but it tastes better with fresh garlic cloves.
- lemon juice – Freshly squeezed lemon juice tastes best, but you can take a shortcut and use bottled If you like.
How to fry green beans
This section shows you how to make Garlic Sautéed Green Beans, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique to help you visualize it.For full instructions, including quantities and temperatures, see Recipe card below.
- Pan-fried mung beans. Heat olive oil in a pan large frying pan Use medium-high heat. Add mung beans. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté until they turn bright green and are slightly uncooked.
- Saute garlic in butter. Push the green beans to the sides of the pan and make a well in the center. Add the cream and allow to melt, then add the minced garlic and saute until fragrant.
- combine. Stir together green beans and garlic. Remove the sautéed green beans from the heat and add the lemon juice.
How long to fry mung beans?
Saute green beans for 4-5 minutes, or until green beans are crisp.
- Shop: Transfer the green beans to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days.
- Reheat: Place them in a skillet and heat over medium heat for best results. You can also microwave them, but they tend to be less crispy that way.
- freeze: Sautéed green beans will not retain their crunchy texture when frozen, but you can still freeze them if you wish. Cool completely, then place in a ziplock bag and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
What can you eat with fried green beans?
This sautéed green beans recipe pairs well with almost any protein or main dish, and they’re the perfect quick and easy side dish. Here are some other quick recipes you can make with them:
More Easy Green Bean Recipes
There are so many ways to cook this vegetable! Here are some of my other favorite green bean recipes:
Sautéed Green Beans (10 minutes!)
Make this easy sautéed green beans recipe with garlic, lemon, and a secret ingredient in just 10 minutes! Pan-fried green beans are the perfect side dish.
Prepare: 5 Every minute
chef: 5 Every minute
All: 10 Every minute
Serving size: 4 (Adjust according to recipe proportion)
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Heat olive oil in a pan large frying pan Heat over medium heat.
Add mung beans. Season with salt and pepper.Fry it 4 minutesuntil bright green and slightly undercooked.
Push the green beans to the sides of the pan and make a well in the center. Add butter and allow to melt.Add minced garlic and stir-fry for about 1 minuteuntil the fragrance comes out.
Stir together green beans and garlic.
Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
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Serving size: 1 cup
Amount per serving. Serving sizes in recipe instructions above.
fat 9.9 grams
protein 2.3 grams
total carbohydrates 8.8 grams
net carbs 5.6 grams
fiber 3.2 grams
sugar 3.9 grams
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