Keto Paprika Lime Green Bean Fries Recipe
Longing for fries but don’t want to stray from your keto diet plan? Look no further than this tempting keto paprika lime green bean fries recipe.
If green beans just don’t cut the mustard, then why not try our spicy zucchini fries recipe?
On the Side
Although they are a popular appetizer in restaurants, I’ve never heard of anyone making green bean fries at home. That needs to change.
It’s easy enough to steam, boil, bake, or grill plain veggies for a simple weeknight side dish. With just a little bit more time and effort, however, you can really elevate the flavor of a simple bean with this paprika lime coating.
I like to enjoy this keto paprika lime green bean fries recipe with turkey burgers or salmon. The coating makes them much more satisfying than “naked” green beans, so I walk away feeling like I’ve eaten my fill, something I really appreciate. Vegetable fries really are the perfect addition to many meals, so have fun with your choice of veggies and flavorings!
Sourcing Your Beans
Green beans are pretty easy to grow, so if you’re inclined to garden be sure to try them out. If you can’t (or don’t want to) grow your own, farmer’s markets are another good option for sourcing fresh green beans.
Failing that, your regular grocery store should do. Just remember you’re looking for fries, so seek out beans that have some length to them so they act the part. While you might be able to find some whole frozen green beans of acceptable quality, that would be my last resort.
For a green bean fries recipe closer to that of a restaurant’s typical serving, check this one out.
- 1/2 lb (225 g) green beans, cut into half
- 1 egg, whisked
- 1/2 cup (60 g) almond flour or any nut flour of your choice
- 1 Tablespoon (6 g) paprika
- Zest of 1 lime
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Combine the dry ingredients (almond flour, paprika, lime zest, salt, and pepper) together. Dredge the green beans in the whisked egg first then generously coat with the dry mixture.
- It can be a bit hard to stick so press the mixture on well.
- Place individually on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. (Note – these are not crispy fries.)
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 3 g
- Calories: 107
- Sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 7 g
- Carbohydrates: 3 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 6 g