Fried Green Beans
Recipe from Taste of the South

Fried Green Beans

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Servings: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
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    Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1   cup 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1   cup 
    yellow cornmeal
  • 1   tablespoon 
  • 1/2  tablespoon 
    ground black pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 1   pound 
    green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1   cup 
  • 1   
    recipe Zesty Dipping Sauce (Recipe follows.)
Zesty Dipping Sauce
  • 1/3  cup 
  • 1/3  cup 
  • 1   tablespoon 
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground black pepper
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    garlic salt

To a Dutch oven, add oil to a 2-inch depth. Preheat oil to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Dip green beans into buttermilk, then dredge wet beans in flour mixture to coat.
Fry beans in oil, in batches, until golden and crisp, approximately 3 to 5 minutes per batch. Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and serve warm with Zesty Dipping Sauce.
Zesty Dipping Sauce
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire, pepper, and garlic salt, whisking to blend. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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