Last night the Packers were on Monday Night Football. Since we live in the south, it is a rare treat that we get to see Packers' games live on television. I made an easy football watching snack that was crunchy, spicy and satisfying. This is a crowd pleasing recipe that is super simple to make, try it out at your next get together!
Fresh green beans, washed & trimmed
Panko Bread Crumbs
Seasoning (salt, pepper, cayanne & garlic powder)
Vegetable or Canola Oil
Lemon Juice or 1 lemon
Wash and trim fresh green beans. Put 3 bowls in a row - the first bowl will have seasoned flour (salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder), the next bowl will have eggs that have been whisked, the final bowl will be panko bread crumbs.
Heat oil on stove until hot enough to fry, if you have a liquid thermometer you can use this, if not gently toss a very small amount of flour into the oil- if it bubbles vigorously the oil is hot enough. Be careful not to get the oil so hot that it smokes. Use canola oil (it has a higher smoking point) if you are not used to frying.
Dip green beans first into the flour, then the eggs and lastly, the panko. Gently put them into the oil. They should bubble quite a bit, if they do not bubble, your oil is not hot enough. Leave these in long enough for the panko to become golden brown- turn them once. Use tongs or a spider to remove green beans and set them on wadded up paper towels on a plate or on a rack so that excess oil can drip off. Top with a little extra salt and pepper to taste and a squeeze of lemon.
Sriracha Dipping Sauce
Start with mayo as a base. Whisk in sriracha sauce (we love this stuff in our house) a little at a time. I added quite a bit because my husband and I love spicy food.