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Green Bean Parmesan Fritters Recipe

Being half-Italian, there are many family recipes that have been passed down through the generations, and one of my favorites has always been these Green Bean Fritters. I love to put my own special spin on them by adding nutty Parmesan cheese into the mix. It adds another dimension, and really brings these fritters up a notch.

To make the fritters, all you do is create a simple batter composed mostly of green beans, Parmesan cheese, flour, and water. Then you pan fry the fritters to get them nice and crispy. Sprinkle them with a little sea salt, and you’re done. Now you’ve got a great appetizer to start off your Italian dinner party!


8 ounces frozen French-style sliced green beans, thawed and drained

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/4 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Vegetable oil, for frying


Place a large skillet over medium heat and pour the vegetable oil into the skillet until there is ½-inch of oil. Allow the oil to heat up.

In a medium bowl, stir together the green beans, egg, flour, Parmesan cheese, garlic, water, salt, and pepper. The mixture will not be very runny, but it will be spreadable.

Once the oil is hot, scoop a large round of the green bean mixture into the hot oil. If your pan is large enough, you should be able to fit 3-4 fritters in your pan at the same time. Fry the fritters until they are browned on each side.

Once fully cooked, carefully remove each fritter from the pan and place on a plate lined with a paper towel. Sprinkle each fritter with salt immediately after removing from the oil

Continue frying the fritters until you have run out of batter. Serve warm.

Note: These are best made right before serving. If you would like to make them ahead of time, you can just heat them up in the oven before serving. Just make sure they get crispy.



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