my new profound respect for string beans...

Living in a bustling city like Hong Kong, many people find it difficult to cook at home unless they have a domestic helper to prepare meals for them.  By the time some of us step into our home after a long day of work, it is probably near our bedtime.  It is only sensible to eat out or get take-outs.    

As some of you may know, most of my recipes here are extremely easy and quick to make.  That's because I've worked in media for over a decade, I know how tough it is to find time to cook.  Most of my inspirations are through other food bloggers, magazines and cookbooks.  I am a fanatic of collecting cookbooks and magazines especially the ones with beautiful photographs.  This is also why I started ms food division a few years ago hoping to inspire more people to enjoy cooking through simple steps of cooking photographs.  My ingredients are accessible and affordable.  I try my best to cook and eat seasonal and local.    Building a healthy habit with an ethical impact doesn't always take much or cost much, it only takes a will.  

This baked bean fries recipe is extremely easy.  The only downside is that it takes maybe 5-10 minutes to prepare and 20-25 minutes to bake.  But believe me, it is well worth the wait.  The bean fries are delicious and healthy.  They are definitely a healthier alternative to french fries.  String beans don't cost you a fortune and they are found practically anywhere.   Try it at home if you have time this weekend! :) 

Have a lovely weekend! xx

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These are the few ingredients for the delicious bean fries.  

Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients: 

200g string beans

1 egg, whisked

1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1/2 grated parmesan

2-3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions: 

1) Preheat oven at 200ºC, get two baking trays with baking sheets.  Spread a little olive oil on each baking sheet.

2) Get a large mixing bowl, add bread crumbs and cheese, season.  Mix well. 

3) Whisk an egg on a shallow plate and make sure each string bean is coated with egg mixture. 

4) Coat the string beans with bread crumbs and cheese mixture.  

5) Transfer the beans to the baking dish and make sure each is laying separately without overlapping each other to get the best result of the crunchiness. 

6) Bake for 20-25 minutes and serve HOT with your favorite dipping.  

I serve my bean fries with my all time favorite lime aioli.  Just a little lime juice with garlic, cayenne powder and mayonnaise.  

baked bean fries - easy and healthy

baked bean fries-- perfect side dish for brunch