Monday, May 2, 2011

Fried Green Beans & Japanese Ranch


I wanted to re-create the fried green beans from PF Chang's so I found this recipe online. These taste good, don't get me wrong; however, they are not like PF Chang's. If anyone has the recipe, please share!

Fried Green Beans {Printer Friendly Version}
Ingredients:
-Peanut oil, for frying
-1 cup beer
-1 cup all-purpose flour
-2 teaspoons salt, plus more for seasoning
-1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
-1 pound green beans, ends trimmed

Directions:
1. Preheat oil to 375 degrees F.
2. Whisk the beer, flour, salt and pepper until smooth.
3. Dip green beans into batter to coat, letting excess drip off. Fry in the peanut oil in batches, until they are golden and crisp. Remove from oil with a spider strainer to a paper towel lined sheet tray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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The sauce is called 'Japanese Ranch' and it is a knock-off the Benihana's white sauce. This was really close to authentic.

Japanese Ranch {Printer Friendly Version}
Ingredients:
-1 ¼ cup Hellman's mayo
-¼ cup water
-1 tsp tomato paste
-1 tbs melted butter
-½ tsp garlic powder
-1 tsp sugar
-¼ tsp paprika
-dash of cayenne

Directions:
1. Using a fork or a whisk, blend all ingredients together thoroughly until well mixed and the sauce is smooth. Refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to blend. Bring to room temperature before serving.
2. The sauce will NOT taste right if you don't let it sit overnight. And please don't try to substitute ketchup for the tomato paste! The water is needed to bring this to the right consistency.

2 comments:

Lindsey said...

Oh yum!!! Where'd ya get the beer?

Angie said...

Glad to see the beer worked out for you! :)