Have you heard of Ugly Fries yet? If not, you are going to want to check this out.
Okay, so this is not hiking food. THIS IS COMFORT FOOD. Yes, green beans can be comfort food. Let’s just say this is post-hike food. Hiker hunger food…
I recently shared on my FB page a meal I made that was basically a super delicious lamb burger with a side of ugly fries. Of course, everyone wanted to know what ugly fries were. I thought everyone knew!
I found this recipe a few years ago and it is now my GO-TO when I crave French fries and don’t want the work of peeling and slicing sweet potatoes (or any other vegetable).
Here’s what you do. Always keep a large bag of frozen green beans in your freezer. The skinny haricots are best but any green bean will do. Costco always has some big bag in their freezer section.
Melt 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil on a parchment or silpat covered baking sheet in the oven and then toss a few handfuls of FROZEN green beans with the melted oil and do your best to spread them out in a single layer.
It doesn’t have to be perfect, I usually want more fries than would fit in a single layer (and nobody’s got time to lay them out in little perfect lines).
Bake in the oven at 450 degrees until most of them have some brown to them, about 25 minutes. Stir them once about 15 minutes in to get all the sides. Pull out and toss with sea salt.
It’s that easy.
If you never thought you could eat an entire tray of green beans in one sitting, now is your chance to find out. You’ll be staring at an empty plate and licking your salty, greasy fingers before you know it, wishing you had made more. I promise.