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Air Fryer Green Bean Fries

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Air-Fryer Green Bean Fries with Harissa Dipping Sauce: A Crispy Delight


Dive into the world of crispy air-fryer green bean fries paired with a flavorful harissa and roasted red pepper dipping sauce. This recipe brings a healthy, delicious twist to your snack time.


Elevating Green Beans to a Crispy Snack


Air-frying has revolutionized the way we cook vegetables, offering a healthier alternative to traditional frying. These air-fryer green bean fries are a testament to this, providing a crispy, delicious snack or side dish that's both nutritious and satisfying. Paired with a zesty harissa and roasted red pepper dipping sauce, they're a sure way to tantalize your taste buds.



Ingredients: Combining Health with Flavor


For the Green Bean Fries:

  • Green Beans: Fresh and fiber-rich.

  • Panko Breadcrumbs: For a crispy coating.

  • Parmesan Cheese: Adds a savory depth.

  • Smoked Paprika: Gives a smoky flair.

  • Eggs, Whole-Wheat Flour, and Milk: Bind the coating to the beans.


For the Dipping Sauce:

  • Low-Fat Plain Yogurt: A creamy, healthy base.

  • Roasted Red Peppers and Harissa Paste: For a spicy, smoky flavor.

  • Smoked Paprika and Kosher Salt: To enhance the taste.



Air Frying: A Healthier Cooking Method


Why Air Fry?

Air frying uses less oil than traditional frying, making it a healthier option. It provides a perfect crispy texture while retaining the nutritional value of the green beans.



Step-by-Step Guide to Making Air-Fryer Green Bean Fries


Preparing the Fries:

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer: Set to 390°F.

  2. Coat the Green Beans: Dip in egg mixture, then dredge in panko mixture.


Cooking:

  1. Arrange in the Air Fryer: Place in a single layer in the basket.

  2. Cook Until Golden Brown: Approximately 5-8 minutes.


Preparing the Dipping Sauce:

  1. Blend the Ingredients: Mix yogurt, roasted red peppers, harissa, paprika, and salt until smooth.



Serving and Nutritional Profile


Health Benefits:

  • Rich in Fiber: Green beans are a great source of dietary fiber.

  • Low in Fat: Air frying reduces the fat content significantly.


Serving Suggestions:

  • As a Snack or Side Dish: Perfect with meals or as a standalone snack.

  • With the Dipping Sauce: Serve the fries hot with the harissa sauce for a flavor-packed experience.



Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Can I use frozen green beans for this recipe?

A: Fresh green beans are recommended for the best texture, but thawed frozen beans can be used in a pinch.


Q: How can I make this recipe gluten-free?

A: Substitute the whole-wheat flour and breadcrumbs with gluten-free alternatives.


Q: Is the harissa dipping sauce very spicy?

A: Harissa paste can be spicy, but it's balanced by the yogurt and red peppers. Adjust the amount of harissa to suit your taste.


Q: Can I prepare these green bean fries in advance?

A: They're best served fresh, but you can prepare the coating and sauce ahead of time.

Indulge in these air-fryer green bean fries with harissa dipping sauce, a dish that perfectly marries health and flavor. Whether as a snack or a side, they're sure to be a hit at any table.


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