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Old 10-25-2008, 06:52 PM   #121
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love em in the oven...not so much in the micro.
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:13 PM   #122
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These were really tasty. Most of them crisped up really nicely, I cooked them at 400 for about 1/2 hour then turned down to 350 for another 10-15 minutes. They do remind me of fries, I sprinkled a bunch of kosher salt on them right out of the oven, yum! Ugly but tasty!
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:15 PM   #123
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I do not know how much longer I can wait. i dont know what I was thinking making these at this time of night. I had dinner and then decided to try a piece of pumpkin torte (good the second night) and now I am tired and have these uglies in the oven. I guess Iwill be the one to see how they reheat. I guess they will be a breakfast treat or I will put them in a ziplock. Stay tuned.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:44 AM   #124
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PF Chang's has "Crispy Green Beans" on their appetizer menu and they are FABULOUS! They have a coating on them that is surely not low-carb. Never thought of making a low-carb version myself! I've sauteed fresh green beans in olive oil on top of the stove and that was a hit. This sounds even tastier. I'm pretty psyched to get started.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:47 AM   #125
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PS Just looked up PF Chang's nutritional info: 59 CARBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow! plus 5 more if you dip. They are yummy,though, but.......homemade is much better.
Off to Sam's for the beans
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:59 PM   #126
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Before I started lc, I made the crispy fried green beans like TGIF, those were good! I wonder if something similar could be made using parm cheese and pork rinds???
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:07 PM   #127
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I found a treat at the health food store called "Snapea Crisps". Oh my goodness, they are so good. I probably won't get them again because they are like veggie cheetos and portion control would be a huge issue. 14 carbs per serving.

These guys sound like they might be just as yummy and hopefully less carbs.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:06 PM   #128
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These are also very nice bundled3-6 depending on size with a piece of bacon wrapped around them. Very delicious!!!
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:33 PM   #129
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I forgot to post that I made these over the weekend and they were wonderful. Except I cooked that 425 for about 20 min. They came out nice and crispy. Made them fresh too. So yummy!
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My experience with fresh green beans

I tried them first in the oven on a light baking pan and they shrivelled up to almost burnt, ate em anyway. I read that frozen is best, who knows.. and mine certainly werent pleasingly crispy.

I tried something else, shook some fresh green beans in with some olive oil, put in a ceramic long dish and popped into microwave, expected them to suck. Cooked them on hi for 15 mins, then took em out, drained off excess oil (important) and put em back in for 10 mins. Ima tellin ya, they were crispy, light brown and green, not as ugly as the ones I did in my convection oven, and THIS is how I expected them to taste. Oh my! No catsup/ketchup needed!

I'll never do them in the oven again.

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Old 01-02-2009, 06:44 PM   #131
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:44 PM   #132
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Trying to do these tonight!
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:44 PM   #133
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BTW, anybody know the carb count for them?
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:21 AM   #134
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Didn't really like it. It was bitter.
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:49 PM   #135
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CARB COUNT FOR BAKED and FOR DEEP-FRIED, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:41 AM   #136
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:26 AM   #137
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I'm definitely trying these for dinner tonight. I bought a bag of frozen (whole) green beans at Safeway yesterday. I think I will try the 400 degrees for 1/2 hour. Can't wait!
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:36 PM   #138
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I love roasted veggies! I've never tried green beans though. I do this with asparagus and it's absolutely yummy! Can't wait to try the green beans!
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:59 PM   #139
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CARB COUNT FOR BAKED and FOR DEEP-FRIED, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wouldn't think it would matter, just count the carbs for the amount of green beans you are eating. The oil either coated for baking or deep frying is zero carb anyways.
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In case the "correct temp" wasn't addressed...

...first, thanks for the great recipe!

I think I figured out the "temperature debate":

1. If you cook at a lower temperature for a longer period of time, you are likely going to get drier, perhaps more crisp, green beans. I think this is true as when I mad sun-dried (oven dried) tomatoes, I had to cook them at like 220 degrees for about 6 hours. This dried them out and they did not burn because of the low temp.

2. The high temp will "roast" them and I think you will actually burn them before they dry out. I made mine today and they were good, BUT I could tell that they were still "wet" which is what added to the "not so crispy" texture. I didn't mind it as I did not have much time. But, next time, I will go with the lower temp for a longer period and see the difference for myself.

Anyway...could be "off" here, but I think I'm close to what you might expect at various temps...

Good stuff no matter how you cook 'em!

Thanks again and happy LC'g!
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:01 PM   #141
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Trader Joes sells dried salted green beans in a bag also. but homemade is best. had any one tried a food dehydrator?
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:10 PM   #142
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I keep trying to roast vegetables and they just don't turn out right. I see now I have had the oven on too high. Can't wait to try the green beans. I just had some for lunch but I made them in a skillet. Drained, rinsed and dried one can whole green beans and then browned them in a skillet with bacon grease and some crumbled bacon. They were good. Can't wait to try roasting them in the oven.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:03 PM   #144
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bumping this up because they are awesome!
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:30 PM   #145
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going to try this tomorrow-thanks for all the help and tweaks
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:41 PM   #146
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I managed to screw these up. I bought frozen 'french' green beans at Sam's and they roasted down to almost nothing before getting crisp.
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Looks like great snack food. Possibly add some spices or seasoning?
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:28 AM   #148
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Other great "ugly" veg include but aren't limited to:

green beans (frozen work best)
cauliflower (fresh is best)
broccoli (fresh is best)
brussel sprouts (fresh is mandatory)
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:23 PM   #149
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Wow the things I learn here. This sounds like a great snack and could probably be adapted to other vegetables as well. We need to get creative in our vegetable intake.
I just picked up some red peppers on sale so maybe some of those with the beans might make a good mix.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:02 PM   #150
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Well color me shocked! I deep fried some frozen green beans and they were really good. Only took 10 min. in my deep fryer. I was going to do them in 2 stages the way you would do fresh french fries but after 10 min. I checked and they were nice and crispy. Next time we have hamburgers and everyone has french fries, I will have fried green beans!
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