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Air Fryer Green Bean Fries

Need a quick veggie side the whole family will love? These air fryer green bean fries are irresistibly crispy, easy to prep, and ready in less than 20 minutes!

Hand dipping air fryer green bean fry in sauce

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Getting everyone to eat their vegetables can be a struggle in our household. So when I’m looking for a side that I know the whole family will eat without a fuss, air fryer green bean fries are my secret weapon!

The crispy, crunchy parmesan and panko breading make this dish absolutely irresistible. If you’ve ever tried deep-fried green beans, you already know how delicious they are. And thanks to the magic of the air fryer, this version is way easier AND healthier!

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • How to make crave-worthy green bean fries in the air fryer
  • How to store any leftovers plus the best way to reheat them later
  • Tips for making the absolute best crispy green beans in the air fryer

If your kids normally turn up their noses at frozen or fresh string beans, this recipe is practically guaranteed to change their minds! And when you serve it up with all their favorite creamy, sweet, or spicy dipping sauces, even the pickiest eaters won’t be able to resist.

I made this recipe using the 5.8 QT Cosori Air Fryer. Its square basket makes it the perfect size for our family of 4.

prepared ingredients for green bean fries in air fryer

How to Make Air Fryer Green Bean Fries

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F and wash and trim the green beans. 

STEP TWO: In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and egg white.

STEP THREE: In a small bowl, use the back of a large spoon and crush ¼ cup of panko crumbs as finely as you can. In a wider dish, combine the crushed panko and the remaining ¼ cup of panko, parmesan, and seasoning. 

STEP FOUR: Place a few green beans in the egg wash, making sure to coat them well. Use a fork to lift them out, shaking off any excess egg, then place them in the panko. Mix until the beans are very well-coated.

cover green beans in eggs and panko crumb mixture

STEP FIVE: Lay the breaded green beans in a single layer in the air fryer, leaving some space to let the air circulate. 

STEP SIX: Cook at 400 degrees F for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden. 

place green bean fries in single layer in air fryer to cook

STEP SEVEN: Serve on their own or with your favorite dipping sauce.

close up of green bean fries in air fryer

What to Serve with Green Bean Fries in the Air Fryer

plate with air fryer green bean fries and dipping sauce

Dipping Sauces to Use for Crispy Green Beans

How to Store Leftovers

If you have extra green bean fries, make sure to let them cool to room temperature. This will prevent condensation that could make the breading soggy.

Once they’ve cooled completely, place the fries in an airtight container. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

close up of green bean fries on plate with dipping sauce

Can I Use Frozen Green Beans to Make Breaded Green Beans in the Air Fryer?

Unfortunately, frozen green beans won’t really work for this recipe. However, if you have a bag of Bird’s Eye crispy green beans from the freezer section at the store, make sure to check out my recipe for Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans for the best way to cook them!

How to Reheat Fried Green Beans in the Air Fryer

  1. Lay leftover green bean fries in the air fryer in a single layer.
  2. Cook at 400 degrees F for 3 minutes.
plate full of green bean fries with hand dipping a fry in sauce

Tips for Making the Crispiest Air Fryer Green Bean Fries

  • Crush the panko breadcrumbs as finely as you can. These smaller crumbs will help coat all of your green beans for maximum crunch.
  • When you dip the green beans in the breadcrumbs, use your fingers to cover them in the breading. Flip them over on all sides to get as much of their surface covered as possible. 
  • When placing the breaded green beans in the air fryer, leave room between each one to allow them to get nice and crispy. I usually cook mine in 2 batches.
  • If you want the fries even crispier, after the initial cooking time is up, spray the tops with a little oil using an EVO Oil Mister. Close the air fryer and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. 

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Yield: 3 to 4 servings

Air Fryer Green Bean Fries

close up of green bean fries in air fryer

Need to get your family to eat their veggies? Air fryer green bean fries are a crowd-pleaser! Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 oz fresh raw green beans
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ cup panko crumbs, divided
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F and wash and trim your green beans. 
  2. Whisk your egg and egg white in a medium bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, use the back of a large spoon and crush ¼ cup of panko crumbs as fine as you can. These smaller crumbs will help coat all of your green beans. In a wide dish, combine the crushed panko and the remaining ¼ cup of panko crumbs, parmesan, and seasoning. 
  4. Place a few green beans in the egg wash, making sure to coat it well. Use a fork to lift them out, shaking any excess egg off. Place it in the panko and use your fingers to cover the green bean, flipping it over on all sides to get as much covered as possible. 
  5. Lay your breaded green beans in the basket. Leave room around them to allow them to get nice and crispy. Place them in the air fryer and set the temperature to 400 degrees. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes and then check them. 
  6. Serve green bean fries on their own or with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes

How to Reheat Fried Green Beans in the Air Fryer

  1. Lay leftover green bean fries in the air fryer in a single layer.
  2. Cook at 400 degrees F for 3 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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