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Fried Green Beans with Horseradish Sauce

Leave it to a Southerner to take a healthy green vegetable and deep fat fry that sucker! While this fried green bean recipe won’t count as eating your veggies, it makes a delicious appetizer.

I should call this fried green bean recipe “hacked green beans” because of all the shortcuts I took.

Example 1 – I don’t keep buttermilk in the house. Along with disinterest in college football and bafflement over monogram t-shirt pockets, it’s one of several things that makes me a bad Southerner.

Since napping children prevented me from running to the store for buttermilk, I mixed sour cream and water together for a sort of “sour cream wash.” It worked beautifully. I may never buy buttermilk again.

If you're looking for easy appetizers for a party, look no further. These fried green beans with horseradish dipping sauce will be a hit at your next dinner party!
Watered down sour cream. Who knew?

Example 2 – I really hate dragging out the deep fryer or the dutch oven (told you I was a bad Southerner.)

I fried these green beans in an iron skillet instead with great results. Maybe I should hack my way through the kitchen more often.

Fried Green Beans with Horseradish Sauce

 

Fried Green Beans with Horseradish Sauce
 
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: Jenn
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This fried green bean recipe makes a delicious appetizer
Ingredients
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 Tbsp Creole seasoning (like Tony Chachere)
  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup buttermilk or “sour cream wash” (see post)For Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. Pour oil into an iron skillet to a depth of 1.5″-2″ and heat to 375 degrees (this is medium heat on my stove with an iron skillet)
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, and creole seasoning
  3. Dip green beans in buttermilk then dredge in flour mixture to coat
  4. Fry in batches until crisp and golden brown, approximately 3-5 minutes
  5. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve warm.

 

Horseradish Sauce

 

  1. Whisk together sour cream, horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Serve chilled
 
If you're looking for easy appetizers for a party, look no further. These fried green beans with horseradish dipping sauce will be a hit at your next dinner party!

Fried Green Beans with Horseradish Sauce

Jenn
Battered and fried green beans dipped in a spicy horseradish sauce make a tasty appetizer with just the right amount of crunch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizers
Calories 405 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Peanut oil for frying
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 Tbsp Creole seasoning like Tony Chachere
  • 1 lb green beans trimmed
  • 1 cup buttermilk or "sour cream wash" see post
  • For Sauce
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Instructions
 

  • Pour oil into an iron skillet to a depth of 1.5"-2" and heat to 375 degrees (this is medium heat on my stove with an iron skillet)
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, and creole seasoning
  • Dip green beans in buttermilk then dredge in flour mixture to coat
  • Fry in batches until crisp and golden brown, approximately 3-5 minutes
  • Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  • Serve warm
  • Make the sauce by whisking together sour cream, horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce. Serve chilled
Keyword appetizer, dip, fried food, green beans, southern recipes
Nutrition Facts
Fried Green Beans with Horseradish Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 1145mg50%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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