This healthy alternative to french fries is coated in coarse Panko-style bread crumbs and baked until crispy, crunchy, and totally addictive.
1poundfresh green beansends trimmed
2cupsPanko bread crumbs
1/3cupgrated Parmesan cheese
1/4teaspoonkosher saltplus more to taste
1/4teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
The juice from one small lemonoptional
Heat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
In a small baking dish (room for the beans to roll around), stir together the Panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Crack eggs into a shallow dish and whisk along with 2 tablespoons water.
Working with three or four beans at a time, dip the beans into the egg, then roll in the crumbs, turning and rolling to coat. Gently lay beans on the baking sheet in a single layer.
Evenly drizzle olive oil on top of fries.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until tender and golden brown.
Squeeze a little lemon juice over the beans if you'd like and sprinkle with additional salt, if desired. Serve immediately.