Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Green Beans with Crispy Onions use fresh  green beans that are French cut in a simple  and  delicious side dish recipe.
Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Green Beans with Crispy Onions

By  Sue  Lau | Palatable  Pastime

Green Beans with Crispy Onions is my  recipe of the day  with the blogging group From Our  Dinner Table. We meet up weekly and  post on various  topics. This week  is about French recipes.

I decided to  post a French cut green bean. I  use fresh farm market beans and season  these simply with wine, salt, pepper  and  garlic. Then I toss them with  butter  and a few crunchy fried onions. Very easy.

Green Beans with Crispy Onions

What are French Cut  Green Beans?

French  cut green beans are shredded. You  may have had them that way from cans at the  grocery store. However,  you  don’t have to  buy canned to get them.  In fact, after you  make them fresh, you  won’t want to. Fresh beans taste much better.

French cut (shredded) green beans

How to French  Cut Green Beans

You  could be  cruel  to yourself and cut  them  by hand with a knife. What a tedious  pain! Plus  they probably won’t be even.

Food processors are another way to go. Especially  if you have a wide chute. You  cut them to fit, laying them flat, then use the shredded blade. Thing is, they are only as wide as your chute.

I like my beans full length. So this calls for a  different solution. I have found  two.

Cutters for shredding French cut green beans

Two types of cutting tools for French cut grean beans

The multifunction  bean slicer is a hand-held gadget that you insert the bean and pull it through. The blades cut the beans evenly. But you can  pretty much  only do one at a time. Unless you get someone to  help you  using the second blade that comes (they are sold in sets of two).

Multifunction Bean Slicer

Multifunctiion Bean Slicer buy now

Blades inside a multipurpose bean cutter

The kitchen  shredder  knife is  a claw. It is used  mostly for  cutting  scallions. But the blades are the  same kind in the  other tool above.

This  knife  is  big  enough to do  two beans at a time. The catch is that the blade is exposed so you need to  be  more careful. Don’t get your  kids to help  you with this tool. The  other bean cutter should be fine.

Kitchen Shredding Knives

Kitchen Shredding Knives buy now

I  actually like the multipurpose  bean tool  the  best. It doesn’t take  long to do  up a pound  of beans. That being  said, I will add that if I  were putting  up garden beans  (a lot of them) I would  use a food  processor with a wide chute.

Cooking French cut green beans

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Green Beans with Crispy Onions

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Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 4


  • multipurpose bean cutter or other shredding tool


  • 1 pound fresh stringless green beans
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup canned French fried onions


  • Trim ends from green beans and thinly slice using a green bean cutting tool, kitchen shredding knife, knife or food processor fitted with a shredding blade.
  • Place beans in a large skillet with water, wine, garlic, salt, and black pepper.
  • Bring a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for ten minutes; drain.
  • Toss with butter and check the salt and pepper, then toss again with crispy fried onions (Durkee/French's type).


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One response

  1. Wow! Love this simple and flavorful fresh green beans! I love frsh green beans and love your recipe collection. Bookmarked in my list to try and also ordered the bean slicing tool. Very handy! Thanks!

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