Parmesan-Pepper Green Bean Fries

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Prep Time:  15 min Cook Time:  8 Serves:  6 Difficulty: Easy

Recipe Details


2 large egg white(s), at room temperature
2 Tbsp water
1 cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese, preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano (about 3 1/2 oz)
1 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
12 oz uncooked string beans, trimmed (about 60)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk together egg whites with water until foamy. In another shallow bowl, combine cheese and pepper.
  3. Dip each string bean into egg white mixture; gently shake off any excess. Next, dip in cheese mixture and turn to coat; place on prepared pan and repeat with remaining ingredients (make sure fries do not touch or overlap on pan, and rewhip egg white mixture a few times as you prep the fries).
  4. Bake until cheese has melted and browned a little, about 8 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack and cool for a few minutes.
  5. Serving size: 10 fries