Crunchy Shriveled Green Beans

Written by chanie on December 6th, 2011

I first tried the South Beach Diet a couple of years ago while working for an ecommerce company. My colleague, Chumie, watched as I struggled to get through the first Phase of the diet. After completing it successfully and losing ample weight, Chumie decided to try out the diet for herself. So there we were, eating hard boiled eggs and avocados, and it wasn’t Pesach :)

One day, Chumie shared this easy recipe for shriveled up green beans. I couldnt imagine why anyone would want to shrivel up perfectly fresh, crunchy beans, but I decided to give it a try and boy am I glad I did. The green beans turned out chewy and crunchy, with a few prized crispy ones around the edges of the pan.

Recently, I joined my husband for lunch at a cafe near his office. With my diet in mind, I ordered grilled salmon with a side of green beans. I was super excited to see that the green beans were shriveled, but my excitement soon turned to dissapointment when I tasted the soggy mess. The key to crispy shriveled green beans is baking them uncovered for a long period of time. Covering them builds up steam causing them to become soft.

When I got home, I couldn’t wait to revisit this quick and easy recipe. They were even better than I remembered. So, when the hard boiled eggs and avocado get the best of you, go ahead and give them a try!

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  1. Rivki Locker says:

    I make a dish almost exactly like this every shabbos. I include sliced onions, too, and I add in a tiny bit of balsamic (after baking). It’s a family favorite.

  2. This sounds so good! I love other roasted veggies but it never occurred to me to try with green beans. I may make this for shabbos this week. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Yum! I love green beans. I’m always too lazy to cut the ends off though! Gonna have to make these cuz I’m drooling at your picture.

  4. Darhla says:

    I am making these for a second time and I’m so happy to have a healthy snack. Nothing artificial added and I can control the salt and flavorings. And they are very yummy and easy to make.

  5. Annie says:

    If I make them Erev shabbos to be used the last night of shavuos, will they last?

  6. AILUY says:

    Just came across this recipe. Would love to make it, but only have frozen green beans at home. Do you think it will work?

    Thank you

  7. Sarah Fishman says:

    Will this work on the skinny haricot vert green beans? Or better with the regular type?

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