Green Fries Recipe- Toddler Finger Food

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Green beans

Since my kids love finger food, and we love veggies that taste great with a dip, we decided to try Green Bean Fries.

Green Fries Recipe- Toddler Finger Food. We love these finger beans.

We loved our green beans this way, breaded and baked. Don’t worry that the breading won’t stick to the green beans very well.  That would be too frustrating.  I tried a few different ways, but decided it wasn’t worth the extra time to stress about it.  So, here is what we did:

Step 1: Our ingredients

Green Fries Recipe- Toddler Finger Food. We love these finger beans.
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 lb of green beans

Mixed the buttermilk with the egg, and soaked the green beans in the mixture for about 10 minutes in the fridge (hoping for a little extra sticking power).

Green Fries Recipe- Toddler Finger Food. We love these finger beans.

Then, we arranged the green beans on a pan, lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray (foil not necessary).

Then, we sprinkled the beans with salt and panko crumbs.

Green Fries Recipe- Toddler Finger Food. We love these finger beans.

Then, place in oven at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes, or until panko starts to get golden brown.

Then, the most important and fun part for my kids, making Origami Fry Boxes!  ha ha.. My daughter actually sat down and made 30 of them!!  I asked her who will use all of them, and she just wanted to “save them for later”. Whatever, she loves origami!

Green Fries Recipe- Toddler Finger Food. We love these finger beans.

Then, fill your fry box and start snacking!

Green Fries Recipe- Toddler Finger Food. We love these finger beans.
Green Fries Recipe- Toddler Finger Food

A PS- I had a dip that I thought would be delicious, but no one liked it. So, if you have any suggestions for a green bean fry dip, hit me up and we’ll try it out!  Links and recipes welcome!

Want more french fry ideas?  Check out our Jicama Fries!

Green Fries Recipe- Toddler Finger Food

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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Fries Recipe- Toddler Finger Food

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 lb of green beans

Instructions

  • Mixed the buttermilk with the egg, and soaked the green beans in the mixture for about 10 minutes in the fridge (hoping for a little extra sticking power).
  • Then, we arranged the green beans on a pan, lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray (foil not necessary).
  • Then, we sprinkled the beans with salt and panko crumbs.
  • Then, place in oven at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes, or until panko starts to get golden brown.
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what if you dusted the green beans in flour first. Would that help the bredding stick better? All in all these look great and we look forward to trying them at our house.

These recipes are great …..Please add herbs like garlic, ginger, cinnimon, onions part of your daily diet, it is always good to teach children to have herbs and teach them the benefits behind it. Having herbs will not show any immediate results but they will have a healthy life. .visit fernsblog.com for more details……Cheers

When it comes to cooking, I always choose the ones that are easy to prepare. This doesn’t only give me more time to do other things but it also fits the budget. However, I realize that it may mean that my kids aren’t getting enough healthy. This is why I’m glad that I discovered your recipe on a healthy finger food dish. It’s both easy to prepare and it also fits the budget.

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What else would you suggest instead of buttermilk because my grandson cannot have milk products? Thanks for your wonderful posts and ideas!

I’m not sure what I did wrong…but these turned out chewy…perhaps the green beans were past their prime? They are supposed to be sort of crunchy right?

They are a tiny bit crunchy Jess, but not like a potato chip or anything. Also, the type of green beans you use definitely make a difference. If you like them crunchy, the best green bean would be a “snap” bean.

Our toddler loves Greek style runner beans – cooked till they melt in the mouth with blended tomatoes , garlic , cinnamon & olive oil. Perhaps this would also work as a dipping sauce for these?

I used the traditional breadcrumb method (flour, egg, panko) for these & the panko stayed like a dream. Really yummy!

Try homemade buttermilk ranch dressing ; kids seem to love it! My grandchildren wouldn’t eat certain foods but when I got them to try ranch dressing they couldn’t ET enough of the stuff. They are young adoults now and eat everything with Ranch dressing! LOL.

I have made these before and used Parmesan instead of the Panko. I recently made my own vegan cashew Parmesan and think it would work perfectly. It even has a crumb similar to panko bread crumbs. I was thinking a peanut sauce or even a marinara would be good. Oh I tossed the beans in a bit of oil then tossed them in a bag with the seasoning and Parmesan and then spread on the baking sheet. Worked well