Beer Battered Green Beans

Not too long ago, we stopped for lunch at a new burger joint in Milwaukee. Oscar’s Pub and Grill has a fairly decent menu and pretty good food. One of the menu items that stood out to me was the ‘Big Basket’ which included basically an array of fried foods. But there was something that I had never had before, and it was fried green beans. I fell in love with them, and after politely asking Oscar about the idea, he kind of gave me a sour response which somewhat turned me off. What Oscar did not know is that I inspected every bite of the green bean, and more importantly that I can easily recreate dishes, making them my own. In this case, I did recreate them, and in my opinion, made them much better.

Beer Battered Green Beans

See Oscar’s had a thicker coating on the green bean, hiding the beauty of the green bean, and my take was to add a standard beer batter, making them lighter and evenly delicious.


  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 12 oz of an amber beer (I used Sprecher Amber)
  • 1 lb of fresh green beans, washed and patted dry
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups of canola oil
  • Pinches of salt for extra seasoning
  • Pinches of black pepper for extra seasoning
  • Your favorite dip (I made a red curry paste and mayonnaise combination)

Begin by heating your in large saucepan on medium to high heat  until it reaches a temperature of 350 degrees.

During this time, mix the salt and flour in a large bowl, and begin whisking in your beer.

Add in your green beans and gently toss and mix until all beans have been coated. You can do this in batches as well.

Gently drop about 6-10 beans in the oil, cooking until a light golden brown. These cook fairly quickly and should be ready in a few minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate lined with paper towel, or use a strainer with a plate underneath, and lightly season with salt and pepper.

Repeat until all green beans have been fried.

If you have never had a fried green bean, you should. I only say that because it could be one of the best fried foods you will ever try. Biting into one yields the perfect green bean. The bean still retains a mild snap while the beer batter, well, that just adds more yumminess. Dip the beans into your favorite dip and watch how others around you are delighted while eating them. Enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

4 thoughts on “Beer Battered Green Beans

  1. Ohhh, these look tasty! I must admit that every now and then I indulge my green bean fry addiction at TGIFridays, but these look a million times better!

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