These air fryer green bean fries are the best vegetarian appetizer! Coated in crispy panko breadcrumbs and a dusting of parmesan cheese, they make a great snack after a long day.
Air fryer green bean fries are incredibly crunchy and deeply delicious! Light and airy panko breadcrumbs absorb less oil than other types of breadcrumbs, keeping them more crispy and lower in fat.
These air fryer crispy green bean fries are just like the delicious fried green beans from TGI Fridays, but better! You’ll only use a light spritz of oil to get the same deep-fried finish, which means they are lower in calories without losing the great taste and texture.
You’ll love how these air fryer green bean fries are so juicy and sweet in the middle; every bite is a treat! Enjoy them with your favorite dipping sauce, served as an appetizer or snack with drinks.
Ingredients You'll need
**Find the full list of ingredients along with the recipe instructions at the end of this post**
Fresh green beans: Always choose beans that are bright green and don’t have any marks or blemishes for the best flavor.
Flour: All-purpose flour is the best for breadcrumbs, as it has a pretty neutral flavor and goes wonderfully golden brown when air fried.
Panko breadcrumbs: Panko breadcrumbs are what give your fried green beans air fryer their extra crispy coating! You can find them in Asian supermarkets or grocery stores, and gluten-free varieties are often available, too. If you don’t have any, try substituting for toasted, shredded bread or crushed tortilla chips.
Parmesan cheese: Always delicious; parmesan adds a creamy and tangy flavor. If you want this dish to be vegetarian, check the cheese you use, as some kinds of parmesan contain rennet. You can also use Grana Padano as an alternative cheese or nutritional yeast if you don’t want to use dairy!
Avocado oil: An excellent choice for air frying because it has a high smoke point. If you don’t have avocado oil, you can use olive oil.
How to make green bean fries in air fryer?
Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF for 5 minutes.
Put flour in a shallow dish. Stir together the egg and water in another shallow dish. Mix the panko, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a third shallow dish.
Dredge the green beans in flour, then in egg, and then in the panko breadcrumbs mixture, shaking off any excess.
Arrange the fries in the air fryer basket, spritz them with oil, and air fry to 390ºF for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through or until crispy. Repeat with the remaining green beans fries.
Serve with your choice of dipping sauce. Enjoy!
How long to air fry crispy green beans?
For perfect air fryer-fried green beans, cook them at 390°F for 10-12 minutes or until they turn crispy on the outside and the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
The cooking time will vary slightly depending on which model air fryer you use.
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How to store leftover green bean fries?
Once you’ve cooked green beans fries in air fryer, you can refrigerate them or freeze them. Refrigerated green beans will last 3-4 days, and you can keep frozen green beans indefinitely, although to retain quality, it’s good to eat them as soon as possible!
Always store leftovers in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags to prevent bacterial contamination, and store them within 2 hours of cooking.
How to reheat fried green beans in air fryer?
To reheat, start by heating the air fryer to 390°F. Then, heat for 2 minutes on each side. If you are heating from frozen, increase the time by 5 more minutes.
Fried green beans in air fryer are a great source of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, K, and E. They are also high in dietary fiber, which helps prevent illness, and low in calories. In addition, air frying only uses a small amount of oil, which means significantly less added fat than deep frying.
Yes. When you make green beans in air fryer, there’s no need to boil them first; just put the raw beans straight in the air fryer basket—cooking beans from raw means you get a better flavor and a crunchier texture.
- ½ pound fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
- ½ cup flour
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Avocado oil in an oil sprayer bottle.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF for 5 minutes.
- Put flour in a shallow dish. Stir together the egg and water in another shallow dish. Mix the panko, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a third shallow dish.
- Dredge the green beans in flour, then in egg, and then in the panko breadcrumbs mixture, shaking off any excess.
- Arrange the green beans fries in the air fryer basket, spritz them with oil, and air fry to 390ºF for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through or until crispy. Repeat with the remaining green beans fries.
- Serve with your choice of dipping sauce. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 406mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 10g
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on products used. When the recipe list salt to taste the amount of salt is not calculated, only the sodium in the other ingredients is calculated.