su-Green Bean Fries with Spicy Mayo
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Robyn Valaryk
Yields Serves 4 to 6 Total Time 30 mins
AuthorAmy Machnak

A light cornmeal coating and chipotle chile dip make these green beans as addictive as french fries. If you like more texture, use medium-grind cornmeal.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until it reaches 375° on a deep-fry thermometer. Reduce heat to low if it gets too hot.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise and chipotle in a small bowl; set aside. Mix 1/2 cup flour, the cornmeal, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Put remaining 1/2 cup flour in a second bowl and buttermilk in a third bowl.

Step 3
3

Working with about 10 beans at a time, dust beans with flour, dip in buttermilk, then dredge in cornmeal mixture, breaking clumps apart as needed.

Step 4
4

Carefully drop beans into hot oil, turning to keep them from sticking. Fry beans until golden brown, about 3 minutes, increasing or reducing heat as needed to keep oil at 350°. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beans to a tray lined with paper towels. Serve with spicy mayo on the side.

Ingredients

  About 3 cups vegetable or canola oil for frying
 1/3 cup mayonnaise
 1 canned chipotle chile, chopped
 1 cup flour, divided
 1 cup finely ground cornmeal
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/4 teaspoon pepper
 1/2 cup buttermilk
 12 ounces green beans, stem ends trimmed

Directions

Step 1
1

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until it reaches 375° on a deep-fry thermometer. Reduce heat to low if it gets too hot.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise and chipotle in a small bowl; set aside. Mix 1/2 cup flour, the cornmeal, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Put remaining 1/2 cup flour in a second bowl and buttermilk in a third bowl.

Step 3
3

Working with about 10 beans at a time, dust beans with flour, dip in buttermilk, then dredge in cornmeal mixture, breaking clumps apart as needed.

Step 4
4

Carefully drop beans into hot oil, turning to keep them from sticking. Fry beans until golden brown, about 3 minutes, increasing or reducing heat as needed to keep oil at 350°. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beans to a tray lined with paper towels. Serve with spicy mayo on the side.

Green Bean Fries with Spicy Mayo