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T.G.I. Fridays Green Bean Fries

T.G.I. Fridays Green Bean Fries Recipe

T.G.I. Fridays Green Bean Fries


For the Dip

  • 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 cup peeled, seeded, chopped Cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon Horseradish, drained
  • 1 tablespoon Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Distilled White Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Wasabi powder (found in the spice aisle or with the Asian foods)
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • Kosher salt

For the Beans

  • 2 cups low-sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 pound Green Beans, trimmed
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 cup instant Flour (such as Wondra)
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • Peanut or Vegetable Oil, for frying


  1. Make the Dip: Puree the dressing, cucumber, horseradish, milk, vinegar, wasabi powder, cayenne pepper, and salt to taste in a blender until smooth.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Prepare the Beans: Fill a large bowl with ice water.
  4. Bring the broth to a boil in a saucepan over high heat.
  5. Add the green beans and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the beans with a slotted spoon and transfer to the ice water to stop the cooking. Let cool in the water, then drain and pat dry.
  7. Bread the Beans: Whisk the egg and milk in a shallow bowl.
  8. Put 1/2 cup flour in another shallow bowl.
  9. Combine the breadcrumbs, the remaining 1/2 cup flour, the onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste in another bowl.
  10. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  11. Toss the green beans in the flour and shake off the excess.
  12. One at a time, dip the beans in the egg mixture, dredge in the breadcrumb mixture and lay on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze until the coating is set, about 30 minutes.
  13. Cook the Beans: Heat 3 inches oil in a deep pot over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F.
  14. Fry the green beans in batches until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes.
  15. Transfer the beans with tongs or a skimmer to a rack or paper towels to drain.
  16. Serve with the dip.

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