Recreate Disneyland Magic: Panko Fried Green Beans with a Crispy Twist
Have you ever craved that addictive crunch and savory goodness found in iconic theme park snacks? Today, we’re channeling the flavors of Disneyland’s legendary Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar to bring you a dish that’s sure to become a household favorite: Panko Fried Green Beans!
While exploring the whimsical world of Disneyland, my taste buds were captivated by the incredible textures and flavors of Trader Sam’s fried green beans. With a crisp, golden exterior and a satisfying crunch, I became obsessed with recreating this magical appetizer at home.
And guess what? I cracked the code! The secret lies in the star ingredient – panko breadcrumbs – which create an unrivaled level of crispiness compared to traditional breadcrumbs. Coupled with a zesty Sriracha mayonnaise dipping sauce, this dish delivers an explosion of flavors and textures that’ll have your taste buds dancing.
The Disneyland Inspiration: What Makes These Green Beans So Special?
Let’s dissect the elements that make these Panko Fried Green Beans shine bright like a Disneyland firework show:
- The Vibrant Green Beans: Fresh and crisp green beans provide a wholesome base and a pop of color.
- The Panko Power: These Japanese-style breadcrumbs create an incredibly light, airy, and shatteringly crispy coating.
- The Sriracha Zing: A simple Sriracha mayonnaise dipping sauce delivers a delightful kick of heat that perfectly balances the rich flavors.
Let’s Get Cooking: Your Guide to Green Bean Greatness
You can use this same method and recipe to fry up baby dill pickles, mushrooms, or anything else in your refrigerator. Enjoy!
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Panko Fried Green BeansRecipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
- 3/4 pound green beans
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 eggs beaten
- 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
- Rinse the green beans in a colander.
- Beat the eggs and keep in a shallow dish big enough to coat the green beans.
- In a large casserole dish, combine flour, seafood spice, cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
- Dip the green beans in the flour and coat on all sides. Next, dip into the beaten eggs, and then coat well in the panko bread crumbs.
- Fry at 350F in a deep fryer about 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn with tongs occasionally to get all sides.
- Transfer fried beans to a paper-towel lined platter and season lightly with salt. Serve with Sriracha Mayonnaise.