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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Baked Bean Crisps


I had deep fried French beans crisps at P.F Chang restaurant a few months back. I really liked it so much that I wanted to try it at home. Just made some modifications. I baked these crisps instead of deep frying them. It makes a great evening snacks...:) Hope u enjoy eating this as much we did. What great way to eat the healthy beans? the healthy way ofcourse...:) and this is it.....:P

Ingredients:

French beans - 1/2 pound

Thick Yoghurt - 1 1/4 cups

Sour cream - 1/3 cup (optional)

Salt to taste

Cheddar cheese - 1/2 cup (optional)

Pepper - 1 tsp (add to taste)

Lemon extract - 2 tsp

Cayenne pepper / Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

Dried Oregano - 2 tsp

Bread crumbs - 4 cups

Oil spray

Method:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Clean and cut the ends of the french beans. Steam the beans in a cooker or in the microwave till tender and well cooked. Keep aside to cool.

In a big mixing bowl add the Yoghurt and beat it well, until smooth and creamy. Mix in the sourcream. This just adds the tartness to the batter. You can skip it too and instead add some extra lemon extract..but caution! this will make the batter very watery....:)

Now add the grated cheddar cheese and mix well. Add all the other spices (except bred crumbs ) and mix it well until smooth and thick. (this mixture tastes great as a dip too...:P yummmmm!)

In a plate spread the bread crumbs.

Coat the steamed beans with the yoghurt mix and then roll in the bread crumbs. Place them in a cookie tray (baking tray) one by one. Spray the oil spray over the beans and bake them in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 mins or until the beans becomes lightly brown on top..

Your Bean Crisps are ready to be served...:) Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

14 comments:

Hetal said...

these baked beans look lovely....besides u have baked them,so healthy also...:)

Cham said...

I ve baked zuchini, bean sounds great idea!

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delhibelle said...

Heyyy you're back! I never realised when u started posting again. How hv u been..these look so crispy and yum!

Madhavi said...

Oh this beans looks mouth-drooling!!!

ARUNA said...

OMG look at your blog....its so wonderful, u have a good space shubha and this dish is gorgeous!!!! Hey thanks for visiting my blog dear!!! Let's keep visiting!

Vani said...

Now this form of baked beans I like! :) TGI Friday's also have freid beans and I really enjoyed those the one time I had. Like the looks of your baked version better

Pooja said...

Thanks for visiting my blog shubha...They are looking crispy and yumm..New to me...

Prathibha said...

Liked the idea of baking these beans...Nice blog...

veggie belly said...

ive had the fried green beans at TGIF and love them. I've always wondered if they will turn out well if I baked them - you answered my question right here! love the recipe!

Priya Sriram said...

Hi Subha, thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Loved your work here... very neat blog with nice pictures and awesome recipes... Great dear! :)

Purva Desai said...

This is one healthy and delicious snack

Shubha said...

Thank u so much girls for ur appreciation...:)

Shruthi Hebbur said...

tried this recipe today...gr8 taste shubha