Crispy Parmesan Green Beans

Have you been to Berlin, Germany? If so, you need to tell me where to go when playing hookey we have breaks from the conference my lab will be attending there this June! And since the flight to Europe will be paid for, we are also planning to stay longer for a little extra traveling. Right now we are thinking Prague since it’s only about 400 miles away. I’d love to go to the Greek islands as well, but might need to save that for my post-PhD vacation treat to myself (with what money I have no idea). I’ve already been to London, Paris and all over Italy – not that I wouldn’t love to go to any of those places again but I’d like to explore new ones first.

Somehow I must now transition from talking about traveling around Europe to green beans…

…I am sorry green beans, you were mighty tasty but you are severely overshadowed in my brain at the present moment.

This recipe originally used asparagus, but thought it would work great on green beans as well. I was totally right, but was there really any doubt? All vegetables should be served coated in cheesy crispiness. These were great alongside the pasta with vodka sauce I shared earlier this week (don’t forget to enter the Chobani giveaway featured in that post).

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CRISPY PARMESAN GREEN BEANS

Serves 2

Ingredients:

About 30 fresh green beans, ends trimmed

1 egg white

2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs

2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lay a wire rack on a baking sheet and coat with non-stick spray.
  2. On two separate plates, add the eggs white (lightly beaten) and the Panko, flour, and cheese. Season the Panko mixture with salt and pepper if desired. Coat each green bean in egg, then lay in the Panko mixture and thoroughly cover. If the Panko won’t stick, dip back in the egg whites and roll in Panko once again. Lay each bean on the wire rack.
  3. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.

Source: Adapted slightly from How Sweet It Is.

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15 Responses to “Crispy Parmesan Green Beans”

  • I’ve been wanting to go to Berlin for ages – everyone says that it’s such a great city, I’m sure you’ll have a blast! I love green beans cooked like this, crispy parmesan coatings make me very happy.

  • I’ve never been to Berlin, sorry. Munich was as close as I got. Sounds like a fab trip though.

    Your green beans look amazing. I love them!

  • I’ve never been to Berlin so I can’t help you there but I can’t wait to try these crispy green beans.

  • Sorry, no help on Germany, but I’m sure whatever you do it’ll be awesome! I haven’t had green beans in ages, now you have me craving them πŸ™‚

  • YES, please. I want a whole plate of these!

  • Jennifer | Mother Thyme:

    I have been to Europe but never to Germany. I’m sure you will have an amazing time! I love how you used green beans in this recipe! I love that idea. So creative! πŸ™‚

  • Suzi:

    I love grean beans and I love what you have done with them, it is a really clever recipe. I will try it it’s always fun to find new ways to eat out veggies. Have a great day.

  • Kita:

    Have I mentioned here that I love green beans? Like LOVE them. These sound droolworthy!

  • GERMANY!!! I want to go there!!! I guess in the mean time I’ll just have to stuff my face with these greenbeans!! (Still sounds like a win win situation)

  • Erin, these look wonderful! I love the healthy recipes you have been adding!! I have to make your green beans! Yum!!

  • Prague is amazing. I would definitely recommend it. Its fun to just walk around but there are also lots of more planned things to check out. The food is great too!

  • I love everything crispy, including these green beans. They look great Erin.

  • I want to copy this entire meal! The green beans look so tasty, as does the pasta hiding in the back! Thanks for sharing. Never been to Berlin, but I’ve heard good things about the city!

    -Katherine

    • spiffycookie:

      The pasta hiding in the background in vodka sauce made with Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream! It was posted a couple days prior to the green beans.

  • Marlene:

    I lived in Berlin for almost a year during university and will be moving back soon. Some things you can’t miss food wise would be heading over to a nice Biergarten, Prater is one of the most famous, and enjoying a liter or two of beer with some Schnitzel or Bratwurst, Burgermeister, in Kreutzburg has amazing burgers if you’re craving one and if you want really traditional southern German fare, Scheune in Grunewald is a great place to go, especially if you check ahead and go to one of their Bavarian dinner nights. http://www.scheune-restaurant.de/Home. There are hundreds of more things and places but these were the top three that came to mind for me.

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