Copy Cat Fried Green Beans with Horseradish Sauce

I have recently become obsessed with the fried green beans from Applebee’s.  My mom and I decided to try and recreate the recipe when she saw fresh green beans at a local farmer’s market. I think we succeeded. They were quite yummy and I think the horseradish sauce topped it all off. The sauce is a combination of the two the restaurant serves so it’s like the best of both worlds.

This is what you will need:

  • 1 basket of fresh green beans, washed with ends clipped
  • 1/2 C. water
  • 1/2 C. rice flour
  • 2/3 C. Mayonnaise (you can use light Mayo)
  • 2/3 C. Ketchup
  • 2 T. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. garlic (minced)
  • 3 T. horseradish
  • 2 T. horseradish sauce (this makes it creamier)
  • Oil for frying

Begin by heating oil in a pan. You will need it about 1/4 to 1/2 in deep.  While the oil is heating up, mix the water and rice flour in a large bowl. Next, add the green beans and stir until they are all coated.

Add the green beans one at a time to the oil pan. Let them fry for about 6 minutes. You don’t need to flip the beans if the oil partially covers them.

It’s okay if they are not completely coated with batter. Some of it will come off when transferring in and out of the pan. You will see them getting slightly browned. That’s when they are done.  Remove them from the pan and place them on a plate with a paper towel to allow them to drain and cool.

After or while the beans are cooking, you can prepare the dipping sauce. Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl until there are no lumps.

Place the sauce in small cups and serve while the beans are nice and warm. Enjoy!

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