Crispy Sesame Green Beans

These may be the best thing to grace my table since Animal Style grilled cheese.

Yes, I took it there.

This dish is crispy and salty and crunchy and AWESOME.

Basically just dehydrated green beans, these have minimal fat and salt but SO MUCH flavor and incredible texture. Though you can certainly flavor them any way you want, they are a fresh and unique side dish for an Asian meal.

These are soon to become your pseudo-Asian obsession.

Crispy Sesame Green Beans

2013-06-26 asian din1 Ingredients:

3/4 lb. of trimmed green or wax beans

2 tsp. vegetable oil

dash of sesame oil

1 sauce

sesame seeds (optional garnish)
asian din 018 1. Preheat oven to 450F and spread beans out in a single layer on a tinfoiled baking sheet. Roll the beans in oil to distribute evenly, then pop in the preheated oven.

asian din 027 2. Cook for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 for 15 minutes, then turn the heat of and leave the beans in the hot oven for an hour. If you open the oven to check on them, be aware that smoke will billow out like there is no tomorrow. Your fire alarm will go off repeatedly and you may have to introduce yourself to your neighbor as “that girl who likes to fill the apartment with smoke signals.”

asian din 029 3. In an hour, take out the beans, drain them, then toss them in the sesame and soy and top with sesame seeds.

asian din 030 4. Serve.

Addictive is the only way to describe these. Crispy. Light. Pleasantly salty. Faintly nutty. Almost like french fries, but – hello! – these are so good for you! I have had great luck getting veggie haters to eat these by the handful and I rarely have any left over.

Actually, these might be great served with those animal style girlled cheeses.

Could they be good smothered in Russian dressing?

Only one way to find out…


  1. Ttrockwood says:

    Oh these sound so amazing! Like a better version of the blistered green beans i get at chinese take out….. I just can’t deal with turning on my oven right now.