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Old 03-29-2005, 09:56 PM   #31
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Well, I tried these today, and was pleasantly surprised! I can see these being a favorite in places where I miss fries -- like with a burger. The only down side is that I made half the bag and ate them ALL -- and if there had been more -- I'd have eaten them, too! Thanks for this great idea!

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Old 03-30-2005, 09:51 AM   #32
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Ok, I made this yesterday, oh they are devine, I had made for Easter dinner Itlian green beans (sorry for the bad spelling) those more flat ones, had alot left over and did not want to throw them out, so took them out of the fridge and put them on a cookie sheet, they already had butter on them so went ahead and heated them up for a hr. and yes, yes, yes, so daggone good, I like to dip them in some Hellmans/low carb catsup mix, darn good snack, Big Time Thank You for this
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Old 03-30-2005, 10:09 AM   #33
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Ok, I made this yesterday, oh they are devine, I had made for Easter dinner Itlian green beans (sorry for the bad spelling) those more flat ones, had alot left over and did not want to throw them out, so took them out of the fridge and put them on a cookie sheet, they already had butter on them so went ahead and heated them up for a hr. and yes, yes, yes, so daggone good, I like to dip them in some Hellmans/low carb catsup mix, darn good snack, Big Time Thank You for this
I'm making these to take to work today!


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Old 03-30-2005, 10:21 AM   #34
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Kelly Marie, Sweetie, trust me you wont be dissapointed, these are as others say a "keeper" so darn good and getting my greens in Hey to me its all good
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:41 PM   #35
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I usually pan fry my green beans with butter in my cast iron skillet, but now I'm going to have to try them this way!
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:45 PM   #36
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I am so glad that everyone is liking these. I was hesitant to post about them, but thought what the heck. We really love them. I had some left from a few days ago and they weren't nice and crisp so I just tried putting them in the microwave for about 1 minute and they came out nice and crisp again.

Loved the hint about putting them in a baggie with the olive oil. Sure keeps the mess down to a minimum.
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Old 03-30-2005, 05:45 PM   #37
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I made them tonight and LOVE THEM!!!!!!
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Old 03-30-2005, 07:23 PM   #38
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Well i made them last night and left them in too long and they burnt.
I drove all the way to the store with my 2yr old to get more to try again. They are in now and I am SO excited. I am a full time college student/mom/wife so anything that I can make a big batch of and stick in my bag is definatly worth a try.
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:03 PM   #39
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OMG!!!! I tried these the other night and man are they good!!!!!! I made some lastnight too, but I didn't cook them quite long enough, I'll put them back in the oven tonight! YUMMY!!!!!
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:16 PM   #40
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:17 PM   #41
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Sorry, wrong picture......don't know what happened to the correct one.
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I thought those sure were different green beans.
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:38 PM   #43
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Is this more like it?

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Old 04-01-2005, 01:42 PM   #44
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Wow, they sure are ugly. I'm going to try them tonight!
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:58 PM   #45
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I did use the french cut green beans and my oven took about two hours to get crispy.
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Old 04-01-2005, 02:24 PM   #46
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how are these stored?
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Old 04-01-2005, 02:56 PM   #47
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Interesting.... I am making Lasagna tomorrow I may have to make these too
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I tried these today and I thought they were rather bitter. They were not burnt, but I may have left them in the oven too long.
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:16 AM   #49
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mahyde, the ones in your photo look a lot like mine did. Were the ones that still look pretty green crisp for you? The only ones that were crisp for me were the really black ones that were almost burnt and kind of bitter. The greenish ones were chewy, like fruit leather. Here's my picture:



Someone mentioned reheating them in the microwave on paper towels. I don't recommend that. I tried it and if I hadn't been watching closely, I probably would have had a fire. They started smoking and I had to throw them out and then had to figure out how to get the smoke smell out of my microwave. And, that was after only 30 seconds of cooking!

I did find a way to get the smell out of the microwave, by the way. I put about a cup of water in a 2-cup measuring cup and added a little cinnamon and cloves. I heated this just to a boil in the microwave and it cured the smoke smell.
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:21 AM   #50
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I did a search online on "roasting" veggies and found that increasing the oven temp to 400 and decreasing the cook time to 30-40 minutes creates a crisp outside and a softer inside (think french fries). You really have to watch the time between the 30 & 40 minutes because they go from not done to done quickly. I have had the best results using the frozen whole green beans found at Sam's club. I tried it with fresh and they didn't turn out as good. I have this just about perfected and to me the finished product is a great substitute for french fries.
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Old 04-02-2005, 08:19 AM   #51
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My green one's were very french fry tasting, my black one's were like charcoal maybe you need to add a little more olive oil. I put mine in a zip lock black with olive oil, I probably put too much though going to make them again today
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:31 AM   #52
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OMG I am in heaven -- if you close your eyes and eat these they taste like FRENCH FRIES.

Rachel Ray on "30 Minute Meals" made something like this, only she fried the green beans in oil. She talked about how they were a good substitute for french fries.
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Old 04-02-2005, 04:56 PM   #53
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Do we use the carb count on the bag or are they higher?
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I made these today. I used a 1 lb. bag of frozen french style green beans. I cut off the top of the bag, dumped in some olive oil, smooshed it all around, poured them out onto a cookie sheet, sprinkled with salt and - ohhhh yummm!!! I used Tessie's suggestion and did 400 for 30 minutes. We just ate them as a side dish with our pork roast. I want to pick up some frozen whole beans tomorrow to try the snack style. DH said this one is a definite keeper!
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:35 PM   #55
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I made them again today also, i'm in a cooking mood today
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Mmmm Good!!!

Made a batch of these tonight using frozen whole green beans I got from Sam's club.Wow, they were really good. My kids enjoyed them too. My son said, "I'm surprised...they taste like a good replacement of french fries." I put them in a ziploc bag and drizzled oil in and did a good shake. I also cooked them the way TessieBird Suggested. 400 for about 30 minutes. I wasn't a big green bean fan until now. CMIODOWS thanks for sharing
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Old 04-08-2005, 08:46 AM   #57
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I seem to remember that you can make crispy seasoned green beans in a food dehydrator; and they come out slightly less ugly (not that I care...lol) since my mother currently has posession of my dehydrator; I'm thinkin' I must make these oven-crisped ones tonight or tomorrow. Thanks for posting!
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How do they taste cold?
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How do they taste cold?
I think they taste good, and i'm not a big green bean eater myself. My son said that they reminded him of a french fry. As a matter of fact he ate his with his hamburger last night
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Do you think this will work with the whole canned green beans? I dont have frozen!
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