My friend Lorrie was playing around with some green beans in her air fryer, and her results sound so very tempting, I knew that I would have to try it for myself.
Lorrie used garlic oil, Italian seasoning, and sesame seeds on her green beans, and I do want to try that, but I was going to be serving these alongside Trader Joe’s orange chicken and rice, so I opted for a Tamari and rice vinegar kind of thing.
And it was good!
It could have used a bit more oompf, but I can fix that next time by adding garlic or wasabi powder or something.
•Fresh green beans
•1/4 cup rice vinegar
•2 tbsp lower sodium Tamari
•3/8 cup sugar
•1 cup canola oil
First, wash your green beans and set aside to drain well.
Next, whisk the rice vinegar together with the Tamari, sugar, and canola oil, and, not that I am thinking about it, go ahead and add a clove or two of minced garlic, or mebbe some Sambal Oelek.
Note: an immersion blender works a treat for getting your Asian inspired dressing to emulsify.
Also note: you will have more than enough of the dressing for the green beans, so why not save the rest to make a nice coleslaw?
Toss a couple of tablespoons of the dressing with the green beans in a large bowl until more or less coated.
Heat your air fryer to 400º and arrange the green beans in a more or less single layer in the basket.
Pop into the air fryer for eight minutes, then pull out the basket and give ’em a good toss.
At this point, Laurie added some more seasoning and some almonds before cooking at 375º for four more minutes.
I opted to leave my fryer at 400º, tho’ I think the addition of garlic powder might could’ve been a good thing, and cooked mine for four more minutes.
Crispy, tasty green beans!