I generally like to lightly saute green beans, but in winter – when I use the oven more – I love to add this recipe to my rotation.
They are crispy, but not oily or greasy. Crispy green beans work great as an appetizer, as a side to grilled meat and cauliflower mash, or as a Game Day snack. No one will even miss the french fries!
This recipe is really easy to make, which means I can get my kids involved in the preparation. I find that if my kids have a hand in making the recipe, they are always very excited to eat the end result. (And my kids eating more veggies is always a ‘win’ in my books!)
When you’re in the store, look for fresh, bright, plump green beans. Not only will the end result look nicer, but the texture will be better, too. The dull or brown-green beans will end up more ‘woody’ and won’t be as crisp.
Crispy Green Beans recipes normally call for breadcrumbs, but I have a (not so) secret ingredient that makes these keto-friendly. Pork rinds!
Ground-up pork rinds make for an excellent breadcrumb substitute, so you can still get the crispy coating but without the carbs.
In this recipe, I use ground up pork rinds for the crispy coating. But you can also use almond flour mixed with spices, or even parmesan cheese.
A fun variation when serving this as a side is to sprinkle some cooked diced bacon on top just before serving or add sliced almonds in the last 5 minutes of cooking time.
Bonus tip: If you drizzle some olive oil on the baking dish first, it will make clean up a little easier (plus it will add to your fat count for the day, which is important if you’re following a low-carb lifestyle.)Print
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a large bowl whisk the egg, oil, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper
- Toss in the green beans and mix
- Process the Pork Rinds in a food processor until they resemble breadcrumbs
- Sprinkle in Pork Rinds on the green beans and toss gently
- Transfer on a baking sheet
- Bake for 10 minutes or until golden
- Sprinkle Nutritional Yeast on the top right before serving
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 131
- Fat: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 6g
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