In the Kitchen

Curried Green Bean “Fries”

This is one of my favourite ways to have green beans. They are flavourful, and if you cook them long enough, they get a little crispy and maybe if you close your eyes, they might possibly replicate fries? Just kidding. Nothing replaces real fries. But, this is a nice way to get some green vegetables into your body.

When I decided this would be my next blog post, I called up my mother because I realized I didn’t have the recipe written down, and I hadn’t made these in so long, I forgot the ingredient ratios. She said to me “you know this is really my blog, right?.” Yes, mom, it really is (at least the recipes that I [Kendra] post). But, I know you won’t take the time to photograph and post each recipe, so that is why I am doing it 🙂 Without further ado, here are my mother’s famous curried green beans!

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Curried Green Bean "Fries"
A flavourful side dish that is simple to prepare and sure to please! It can easily be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled!
Course Side
Servings
side servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes (optional)
Course Side
Servings
side servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Gather all necessary ingredients.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  3. Blanch the beans. Dump cleaned and de-stemmed (if necessary) green beans into boiling water, and allow to boil for 3 minutes.
  4. While green beans are boiling, prepare a large bowl of ice water. When the 3 minutes is up, drain green beans, and then throw them into the bowl of ice water. This step will stop the cooking process so they don't get overcooked before they are seasoned, but you also won't need to bake them in the oven as long.
  5. Dry green beans thoroughly to ensure seasoning will stick well to them.
  6. Mix together melted butter, salt, and spices in a small bowl.
  7. Pour seasoning over green beans and toss to coat thoroughly.
  8. Spread beans on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper, and bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes. If you want to skip blanching the beans, then bake for 50-60 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Linda Nadj

1 Comment

  1. Kelly Ethridge

    May 4, 2017 at 3:29 am

    Oh how we all love this recipe!!! Works great on sweet potatoes too…gotta watch the butter amounts more though…lol

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