Gluten Free Living – 2018
Oh my goodness, these Fried Green Beans are the BEST! I will probably take hits from my family members for saying so. But these green beans are even better than my Mom’s recipe–and that’s saying something. 🙂 Believe me, I never thought any green bean recipe could be as good as Mom’s, but this one is. The key difference is not adding water to the beans while cooking. Instead, the beans are covered while cooking, and the steam from cooking drips down into the beans. It’s utterly fantastic.
Okay, let me be upfront by stating “bacon makes everything a little bit better.” 😮 While the original recipe calls for five slices of bacon for every batch, I played fast and loose with that amount. I cooked batches with a little more and even significantly more bacon than that amount. My personal preference, however, is more bacon rather than less. The key ingredient to these Fried Green Beans is the Tony’s Creole Seasoning that’s sprinkled over the beans after cooking. It makes these beans absolutely irresistible.
Last month, one of our neighbors invited us over for dinner. Wow, the whole meal was heavenly. Our hostess made these Fried Green Beans along with Amish Chicken and Noodles, Baked Pineapple, Glazed Carrots, yeast rolls, Favorite Fruit Salad, Deviled Eggs (Creole Style) Boudin Balls and an Oreo Cookie Dessert to die for. Yes, the whole meal was a feast.
I begged for the recipes and have made them many times since then. I tried the beans out on our Friday night care group and they received the full stamp of approval from those folks. Then I sent them along as a side dish with three other meals I’ve made in the past couple of weeks for friends who needed meals. I’ve received rave reviews. Quite frankly, these beans are so good I could eat them as a main dish and be quite content and happy. 🙂
If you’re looking for a can’t fail, easy, 4-ingredient recipe for green beans, then this has to be the recipe you make. This southern-style way to make green beans really can’t be beat. Sorry Mom.
Fried Green Beans are my absolute favorite way to eat green beans.
These beans are loaded with bacon. I loved them. 🙂
Seriously, every bite of Fried Green Beans will be so hearty and satisfying.
Tony’s Creole Seasoning makes the difference in spicing up these green beans. Just a few sprinkles add delightful flavor.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. You can omit the salt and pepper, if desired. I used a little of each.
Slice bacon in thin strips. Cook over medium heat. (I used about three times this amount of bacon).
Keep stirring and frying bacon until both sides are cooked through. This will yield quite a bit of grease. DO NOT DRAIN. Add the diced onion and fry until tender – about a minute or so.
Meanwhile, wash green beans and cut off the tips.
Add green beans to skillet. Stir to combine. Cover with lid allowing a very small opening so steam can escape but also drip into the skillet while frying.
Continue frying until beans (with lid almost covered) are cooked through. Sprinkle with Tony’s Creole Seasoning and salt and pepper as desired.
Check seasonings. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.
These green beans are not only tasty, they’re gluten free if your bacon is gluten free.
Here’s the recipe.
FRIED GREEN BEANS
(Recipe adapted from Linda Stiles, Ovilla, TX)
These beans are so good, you better plan to make enough for seconds!
Fried Green Beans is easy and delicious.
Every mouthful is satisfying southern-style comfort food.