We thought we’d have a little fun for National Celiac Awareness Month and this recipe for vegan, gluten-free beer-battered green beans fits the bill! Adapted from Quick & Easy Vegan Celebrations this is the perfect dish for a game day party, potluck or any other gathering. Use your favorite vegan, gluten-free beer, we like Bard’s beer.
Vegan, Gluten-Free Beer-Battered Green Beans
Yield: Serves 6 to 8
- Canola oil for frying (can also substitute sunflower oil)
- 1 cup of your favorite vegan, gluten-free beer*
- 1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour (we like Bob’s Red Mill)
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed
Preheat a deep fryer to 350°F or heat about ½ inch oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. To test the heat, sprinkle a small drop of water into the oil. Once the water begins to pop, the oil is ready. Whisk the beer, flour, salt, paprika, and pepper until smooth. Toss the green beans in the batter to coat. Fry in small batches until the beans are golden and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon or tongs (do not use plastic) and drain on paper towels.
*If you prefer to not use beer, you can use ginger ale
These green beans are delicious when accompanied by vegan, gluten free ranch dressing (link to our recipe).