Fried Green Beans


Looking to add a twist to your appetizer game? These Crispy Green Beans with Spicy Sriracha Mayo are a delightful departure from the ordinary, bringing a crunchy, flavorful kick to your table. Whether it’s game day, movie night, or a casual get-together, these green beans are sure to steal the show. With a crispy exterior and tender interior, they’re perfect for dipping into a zesty Sriracha mayo or your favorite sauce. Plus, they make a fantastic side dish for a variety of main courses, from burgers to grilled chicken. So, let’s dive into this easy-to-make recipe that promises to elevate any occasion!



For the Sriracha Mayo:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For the Fried Green Beans:

  • 1 1/4 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and dried
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup beer (non-light beer recommended)
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Begin by preparing the Sriracha Mayo. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. Whisk until smooth and well combined. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Now, let’s move on to the green beans. Start by trimming and drying the fresh green beans thoroughly. This step is crucial for achieving maximum crispiness.
  3. Next, it’s time to create the batter. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour with ground cayenne pepper, cumin, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Slowly pour in the beer, stirring until the batter is smooth and well incorporated. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in a tough texture.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven or heavy stock pot until it reaches 375°F (190°C). It’s important to use enough oil to submerge the green beans partially.
  5. While the oil is heating, prepare the green beans for frying. Place the remaining 1/2 cup of flour on a medium shallow plate. Dredge the green beans in the flour, ensuring they’re evenly coated.
  6. Using tongs, dip the floured green beans into the beer batter, coating them thoroughly. Carefully lower the battered green beans into the hot oil, frying them in batches to avoid overcrowding the pot. Fry until they turn golden brown and crisp, which should take about 2-3 minutes per batch.
  7. Once cooked, remove the fried green beans from the oil using a slotted spoon and transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  8. Serve the crispy green beans warm alongside the prepared Sriracha Mayo for dipping.


These Crispy Green Beans with Spicy Sriracha Mayo are a delightful fusion of flavors and textures that are sure to impress your guests. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply craving a tasty snack, this recipe is a winner. With a crispy exterior giving way to tender green beans and a kick of heat from the Sriracha mayo, each bite is a burst of deliciousness. So, next time you’re looking for a unique appetizer or side dish, give these green beans a try and watch them disappear in no time!

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