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Old 04-08-2005, 09:32 PM   #61
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Oooooh, that is an ugly, ugly snack. I got a little shiver looking at the photo. I will try it out though - curiousity, ya know!

The lady with the scorpion tale and feeding her kids those for dinner had me laughing!
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Old 04-09-2005, 08:06 AM   #62
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dc21, I think canned green beans would just fall apart. They're already too well cooked to withstand the baking.
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Old 04-09-2005, 08:06 AM   #63
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Do you think this will work with the whole canned green beans? I dont have frozen!
I think you'd have better luck with fresh than with canned... the canned beans start out with a different texture, and soooo much moisture. You'd be baking them for days to dry them out. I don't know that they'd ever crisp, either.
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Old 04-09-2005, 03:03 PM   #64
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Thanks guys! And I just came back from Walmart and KNEW i forgot something, the frozen green beans!! Oh Well guess I;ll experiment with the easy strawberry pie instead!
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:07 AM   #65
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can't wait to try this recipe out! i've been naughty (i.e., fell off and UNDER the wheels of the lc bandwagon) but plan on getting my act together soon. i actually miss eating lc...just have to prepare for sugar withdrawal. anyway, thanks for sharing the recipe. i WILL be trying it soon!
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:56 AM   #66
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I make these and munch on them during desperate housewives every Sunday. Yum
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Old 04-26-2005, 06:49 AM   #67
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I've made these a few times with a few adjustments. I have a stove that I don't like - it came with the house. I have to use a much higher temp or I will be waiting days for them! I'm the only one in the family that likes green beans so I don't have to share!
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:27 AM   #68
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Have any green bean "haters" tried these and like them? I have always hated green beans, but think I might give this a try (I used to hate cauliflower too and now I love it!).
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:37 AM   #69
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I think the flavor is similar to canned green beans, ginabw.
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Old 04-26-2005, 01:01 PM   #70
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Thanks. These are yummy! Funny the things you wouldn't have tried before lowcarbing that you'll gobble up now.
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:29 PM   #71
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I made some earlier today. I liked eting them cold as a snack. They really reminded me of a crispy french fry. Some of them were dark, to the point of being burned almost...but mixing those in with the others tasted great!!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:39 AM   #72
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finally tried these and you're right...they are awesome! the downside is i ate the whole bag.
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Old 04-27-2005, 08:58 AM   #73
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GINABW, I hate to disagree with Linda Sue, but I don't think these taste like canned green beans at all. They kind of have a unique taste of their own. I am not a very big green bean fan, but these are delicious!
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Old 06-03-2006, 12:44 PM   #74
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So what was the final decision on the temp? 275 or 400 for less time?
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Old 06-03-2006, 05:38 PM   #75
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These sounds great....I see a lot of temperature differences...so what should I bake them on? Thanks

Ooohhh sorry Tater Head...we crossed posts.

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Old 06-04-2006, 10:28 AM   #76
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I like to roast them slowly at a lower temp. I will take the pan out and pull the crisp ones out before they get overdone. I do buy my green beans from Trader Joes these days. They have some very thin ones in the frozen food section. The price is also very reasonable too.
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:08 AM   #77
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These are super! I bought Hanover Petite green beans. I can't believe how good these are! thanks!
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:57 AM   #78
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I loved these as did my mom, but Dh who doeswn't love greeen beans anyway wasn't quite as enamoured. I would like to try this deep fat fried. anyone try this yet? If you do it befor me, let me know. Next time I make burgers, I'm gonna try deep fat frying them.
any updates on how they came out when deep fried? tnx! -aw
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I LOVE these. Just had them tonight with dinner. I didn't let mine get ugly and browned though. I cooked them about 25 or 30 min. at 400 degrees then dipped in lc ketchup! Delish. I'm so happy to have found a sub for french fries.
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Love these! My new favorite side dish. I was SO tired of regular ol' green beans. Thank you!!!
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:59 PM   #81
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OMG I am in heaven -- if you close your eyes and eat these they taste like FRENCH FRIES.

I bought the frozen bag of whole green beans from Sam's Club and put them on a baking stone and baked for 1 hour and 15 minutes. My only mistake was not making enough because now I have to wait another hour to eat these again!

Thank you for this YUMMMMMMMMMMY idea!

P.S. They were UGLY
What temperature did you use? It seems there are two schools of thought on this. One is to cook at a lower temperature for a much longer period of time or to cook at a much higher temperature for a short amount of time. Dixie in AL
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Old 06-05-2006, 04:22 PM   #82
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There really is no wrong way to do these. I prefer the slow and low temp. I like mine very crisp. You can do them at a higher temp, but you have to watch even more close to be sure that they do not burn. Either way works.
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Old 06-05-2006, 06:39 PM   #83
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Thank you for this new idea for green beans! I tried these tonight and my family loved them...even the 14 month old. We all ate a few and they were very tasty. I cooked them at 400 for 30 min. Next time I may try the low and slow method to compare.
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Deep Fried Green Beans

I tried the recent suggestion of using green beans to make mock french fries....I tried the baking method a couple of times but it just didn't taste good...today I deep fried them after deep frying pork chops...ahh, now THAT tasted like french fries! Nice and crunchy...but yes, still ugly. I could definitely see that becoming a regular at dinner time- happy to hear the suggestion!
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Old 06-08-2006, 03:06 PM   #85
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I just bought a container of fried veggies today at my local produce market - there is sweet potato, squash, taro root, carrots, and green beans - all fried to a very satisfying CRUNCH! I'm gonna try deepfrying a few different things next time I have the hot oil going!
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I'm going to have to try this - green beans are one of the only 'healthy' veggies my SO will eat, and he loves them crispy.

I have been doing something similar on the stove, here's another way:

Take 2-3 slices of bacon cut up into small pieces (I use my kitchen shears) and cook a bit - not until crispy, but parly done. Then I take my frozen Sam's Club green beans that have been cooked in the microwave and add them to the bacon. I don't drain the bacon grease. Cook the bacon/green beans until the beans and bacon are crispy. It is really good. It takes about 30-45 minutes depending on how high of heat you use.
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I made these for the first time a couple of nights ago with fresh green beans and I baked them at 400 for about 1/2 hour (they looked like LindaSue's picture). They tasted awesome, but they weren't crispy. I didn't mind, they were still great and I did eat the whole bag, unfortunately! I'm going to try the pan frying method mentioned above next time to see if I can get them crunchy. Thanks for the great idea!
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Old 07-10-2006, 07:21 AM   #88
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Microwave method

I came across this on another thread and I thought it should be on this thread also. It was posted by "fivebyfive" (If this method has already been post I apologize for repeating.)

"Anyway, just discovered a secret that works for me. Microwaving! I put the grean beans in a plastic bag with a small spray of olive oil cooking spray and some garlic salt.... shook the bag until all the green beans were coated... then spread them out on a paper towel in the microwave. Set the timer for 13 minutes. Cooked on high, turning the towel about 90 degrees 3 times during that time.

The beans are FABULOUS. They're puffed up and crispy and light, still sweet, salty, delicious. And the energy required to produce this snack food is minimal compared to the oven."
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Do you use fresh or frozen beans for the microwave?
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Old 07-10-2006, 07:14 PM   #90
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OK I'm using Trader Joe's frozen french green beans ( they are small and skinny)
After an hr & 10 mins in the over at 275 They don't resemble Ugly so I just uped the temp to 350 will let them bake a bit more.
I hope they turn out well
what gives?
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