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Thursday, July 22, 2010

My July Smackdown Entry...


We were practicing Monday for the BB-Q side dishes, and tried a few different things, settling on this dish for our vegetable entry. We battered and deep fried green beans! Simple, incredibly good- with a creamy dip for added flavor! They were crisp, firm, flavorful, and the dip was creamy yet with the addition of hot sauce- it had a nice zip to it! I know there will be more colorful vegetable side dishes, but for flavor- these were very tasty!
I'll let you know how we did after the cook-off!

37 comments:

Kate said...

Just last weekend, I learned about these battered and fried green bean wonders! And now you've MADE them! Wahoo@

buffalodick said...

Kate- These were way better than anticipated!

Akelamalu said...

They sound deelish, good luck with them.

Brian Miller said...

oh i have had these before they are very good!

buffalodick said...

Ake- They will be different from other entries in this category..
Brian- I had no idea...

The Good Cook said...

We love tempura green beans - and just so you know how cutting edge you are we went to our favorite little french bistro last friday night and BAM - on the appetizer menu was Tempura Green beans with a lemon, garlic aioli (fancy name for dip)...

buffalodick said...

Good Cook- These were tempura- simply add ice to batter for extra cold!

Pam said...

Everything is better fried!

G-Man said...

That sounds terrific Buff...

buffalodick said...

Pam- These sure were..
G-man- Better than that, actually!

The Blonde Duck said...

Good luck!

Heff said...

We ALMOST did those !

Our post will be up Saturday.

Jen said...

I love everything fried! I'm too afraid to try to fry anything myself, though. Just as well since it's better for my arteries if I limit my intake.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Good luck, can't wait to hear how you did. you can't go wrong with anything fried, espeically if there's dip involved.

Velva said...

Wow, battered and fried green beans-who would of thought. Nice!

Vickie said...

In Texas they'll deep fry anything (including butter). I've actually had these - gooood stuff. :)

otin said...

At first I thought that they were Jalapena poppers! I love them!

Lea Ann said...

I've got to try me some fried green beans! Did you use sour cream for the sauce?

Pat Tillett said...

Yum! I could eat a few dozen of them right now for dinner, if they were sitting here...

intuitive eggplant said...

Oh, yeah, these tempura fried beans sound - and look - delectable! Do tell more about your sauce. Is it as pink as it looks in that photo? Seems like it would take a huge amount of hot sauce in, say, sour cream, to give it that color. I'm dying to know.

jolie-jordan said...

I just had a batch of deep fried (in beer batter)fresh asparagus with a honey & hot mustard dip. OMGawd..to die for. I think I have tried almost everything...even snicker's bars battered and deep fried. Next I'm trying deep fried dill pickles. I think battered and deep fried bacon would be a bit much but people love it.
Good luck at the cook-off.
J-

Mona said...

Have you tried the aidemama beans from trader joe's?

I never tasted anything like those!

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耐心是一株很苦的植物,但果實卻很甜美。..................................................

urban vegan said...

Yum! There's a pub up the street that makes these....they make eating fried food semi-healthy. Good luck!

blueviolet said...

I never thought of it before, but it makes good sense!

buffalodick said...

BlondD- Thanks!
Heff- I'll be at the cook off..
Jen- I don't fry much..
Katherine- I hope it works!
Velva- They were really good!
To all above- Thanks, and I have to go now!

~~louise~~ said...

Batter fried green beans, oh yes!!! They sure are winners in my book. May the BBQ gods glisten upon you!

JihadGene said...

Love the green beans!

Marjie said...

Good luck, an d have fun!

Chris said...

I love those things! A chinese buffet near us made them with a tempura batter that were so good. You have a nice batter on yours, great color. Any secret ingredients behind that color or is it all in the cooking? Looks wonderful.

Intense Guy said...

:) I bet you don't need much practice.

Hows the cook off going?

intuitive eggplant said...

B.D., I posted the link to your Smackdown entry on my blog. Check out the other contestants when you have a chance.

Jen said...

What a great idea! I despise fresh green beans (I know, I'm weird) but I think deep frying anything will get me to like them.

sheri said...

i've only seen fried green beans advertised on the telly a few times, but never thought of making them at home...are they REALLY that good???

buffalodick said...

louise- They did!
Gene- We did!
We had pretty good luck, but what weather!
Chris- Tempura- throw ice cubes in batter..
I.G.- Son and his friend came through like troopers!
Intense- I will!
Jen- I'm learning to like them, but this way is best!
sheri- Really!

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