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Old 07-12-2006, 06:20 PM   #91
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I tried the micro version and the long slow bake method. I like the micro method better. I am gonna try 400 for 30-40 min tomorrow.
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:38 PM   #92
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Did some in the deep fryer last night, very good, but yep, they are UGGGGGLLLYY!! LOL
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:41 PM   #93
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can't wait to try deep frying them on our friday nite wing nite! lol. think we will also try deep frying tiny little florets of cauliflower to see if u still get that crispy crunchy goodness! lol.
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:49 PM   #94
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I deep fried frozen brussels sprouts. The outer leaves got crisp, but the inside was just cooked like normal. Still good with some salt on them. It's so funny, we're like trying to cook everything in the pantry! LOL
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:52 PM   #95
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rofl! not too far from the intrepid scots if ya ask me! the scots will deep fry anything that stands still long enough! rofl!!!! of course their's has a decadent batter! lol. hands down favorite is pieces of wild salmon dropped in deep fat without batter and cooked till crispy on the outside and yummy on the inside! lol.

i think the trick with the cauliflower will be making sure the florets are separated to very very small almost popcorn sized cauli!
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:32 PM   #96
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I deep fried frozen brussels sprouts. The outer leaves got crisp, but the inside was just cooked like normal. Still good with some salt on them. It's so funny, we're like trying to cook everything in the pantry! LOL
I wonder how they would work it you separated and fried individual leaves. Just a random thought I am having...
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:27 AM   #97
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Don't forget to report back on the deep fry experiments!!

Thanks,
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Old 07-13-2006, 04:33 PM   #98
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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!
Hi Charski,

I'm in California too. I bought some dried veggies at Safeway in the bulk, they were amazing. Really crunchy and sweet. There was no nutritional label to go by and I could detect some salt and maybe a tiny bit of oil. I hope there is no added sugar. They really take away the craving for chips for me. I've written to Safeway to find the manufacturer information. It sounds like the same mix of vegetables you got.

Would you mind giving me the manufacturer name on the fried veggies you bought?

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Old 07-18-2006, 07:21 AM   #99
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Don't forget to report back on the deep fry experiments!!
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I bought some fresh green beans to try them in the deep fryer. I preheated the oil to 375 degrees. I fried them about 4 min and then dusted them with fresh ground sea salt Yummmy!!!! They didn't shrivel up like the frozen baked ones did. I will be having these quite often.



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Those look just right Kevin, nice and ugly! But sooooo good!

For those of you deep fying stuff, try blanching broccoli and then roll it in beaten egg white and roll in grated parmesan cheese and then deep fry. It's very good!
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:23 AM   #101
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Hi Charski,

I'm in California too. I bought some dried veggies at Safeway in the bulk, they were amazing. Really crunchy and sweet. There was no nutritional label to go by and I could detect some salt and maybe a tiny bit of oil. I hope there is no added sugar. They really take away the craving for chips for me. I've written to Safeway to find the manufacturer information. It sounds like the same mix of vegetables you got.

Would you mind giving me the manufacturer name on the fried veggies you bought?

Thank you,
Claudia
Hi Claudia!

What I bought is made by Marra Bros. in Morgan Hill.

It says:

Ingredients - sweet potatoe [sic], taro, squash, carrot, green bean, canola oil, dextrin (which after internet research I find is a starch), and sea salt. Product of Vietnam.

Nutrition facts: Serv size 1 oz - Cals 120, fat, 50, total carb 18, fiber 2.

Which sounds high but just a few are crunchy good, and I'm on maintenance so it works for me.

I did an internet search on "vegetable chips" and found some sources to buy them bulk. The ones I made were good but not like these. Not sure how they're done - but I sure love them.

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Old 07-18-2006, 10:01 PM   #102
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Thank you Charski! Those sound just like the ones I got at Safeway in the bulk, they were amazing but I did almost faint when I found the carb count on the net. I'm going to have to try making my own too and sticking to the lower carb veggies until I can afford a few more carbs. The sweetness is what amazed me!

Thanks for the update Kevin!
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:54 AM   #103
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I'm making these right now. Except I added in a packet of dry Ranch dressing mix and a little pamesan cheese. I might not let them get as crispy either. Depends on how long I can wait.

ETA::

YUM!!

Must ... control... portions ...

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Old 11-08-2006, 03:30 AM   #104
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I bought some fresh green beans to try them in the deep fryer. I preheated the oil to 375 degrees. I fried them about 4 min and then dusted them with fresh ground sea salt Yummmy!!!! They didn't shrivel up like the frozen baked ones did. I will be having these quite often.



just wondering, did you try deep frying any frozen ones?
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Old 11-08-2006, 03:50 AM   #105
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just wondering, did you try deep frying any frozen ones?
No I didn't. But I do make these fresh ones at least once a month.
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:29 AM   #106
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how do you guys store these? or do you just eat em after cooking? I made some on Sunday (I baked em) and they are pretty much spongy now....any storing ideas?
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:47 AM   #107
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I didn't try storing them because I didn't think they would store well. I just made what we were going to eat.
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Oh I am so glad I ran across this tread again!!! I had forgot all about these!! I really like them. I am on my way to the deep freeze to dig out those green beans!!!!!
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Thanks Kevin..............they are scrumptious..........
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What we do all the time at our house is to take fresh green beans and pan fry them in hot oil that has hot chilis from the chinese food section. They become semi-crisp but still green and they taste wonderful tossed with the chilis

So, if you like it HOT....try it out.
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I made a batch of these last night and they were as everyone said - delicious. I tried the fast cook method but even after 40 minutes at 400 there were still a lot of them that were not crisp. So I tried putting them in the microwave after that - heeding LindaSue's warning to watch them carefully (mine did not smoke!). I microwaved them for 3 minutes and that did the trick. The entire batch was gone between my dad, DH and me.

Thanks for the recipe idea CMIODOWS and to all the suggestions.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:06 PM   #112
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ok so microwaving is best?

what about green bean haters. i HATE green beans, except the raw sugar snap peas, those i love prob.cuz they are sweet. so the "green bean"taste is gone right? i mean green beans just taste so 'green'
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They do have a taste all there own. They do remind me of crisp fries, but there is a sweet taste there also. Not a very good description, but the best I can do. I tried the them in the micro and they did come out pretty good.

I usually do a large batch in the oven and pick out ones as they get crisp. I store them in the fridge and nuke when ready to eat. I nuke them about 30 seconds at a time and watch very closely. Usually just twice does the trick.
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I often do roasted green beans as a side. I add sliced onion and garlic (sometimes chopped bacon) to the green beans while roasting them. I also splash balsamic vinegar on my green beans when they are done. YUM! I am on my way to the kitchen now...
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:38 PM   #116
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Someone pointed me to this thread and now I can hardly wait to try these. My only question is...do you stir the green beans as they are roasting or do you just let them lay in one position the whole cooking time?
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I stir them every 15-20 minutes.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:13 PM   #118
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Just discovered NutsOnline.com offers freeze-dried Just Green Beans at about 10.6 net carbs per ounce. Love the idea of snacking on crunchy green beans!
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They are not french cut, but are thin whole green beans. I put them in a ziploc bag and keep them in the pantry. I was afraid if they went in the fridge they might not stay as crisp. They are a great snack.
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...grilling greenbeans in the oven with a bit of olive oil. ...only cook them till they are actually crisp. At about 275 degrees for an hour or even more. They are the best snack I have had so far. They look ugly, but they have a kind of onion ring sweet taste. Put a little salt on them and then dip in low carb ketchup. I just love these things. I am not sure if all the nutrition is gone with cooking them this long, but even so they are worth it! I have tried cooking at a higher temp, but they tend to burn. I get the big bag of frozen bean at Sam's. They are thinner than most beans to start off with.
Oh, thanks! Good to know these can be stored as a crisp snack. I am wondering about a dusting of cayenne pepper, to balance the sweet taste just a bit. Oooo...yum!
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Whole Foods carries them also.
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I love roasted veggies (especially roasted brussel sprouts) and never thought to roast green beans like this. I bought a bag of slender green beens at Trader Joe's, they're in the oven now. Trying the high roast method first. Great idea!
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