Saturday, January 19, 2013

Roasted Green Beans

These are a wonderful substitute for french fries or any other starchy, fried deliciousness you oft crave. I also have it on good authority that people who typically loathe veggies actually enjoy these. Shh, don't tell! 

It is yet another non-recipe. It's entirely up to your own tastes and preferences! 

  • A few handfuls of fresh green beans (I get mine in bags in the produce section) 
  • Olive oil (a couple tablespoons)
  • Coarse salt
  • Seasoning salt
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 425F.


In a large bowl, drizzle about two tablespoons of oil over the green beans. Use a hand to mix. 


Sprinkle a little of each spice over the green beans, then mix more with hand. Continue until it seems as though every green bean has gotten a good amount of seasoning. (I typically do a couple pinches of salt, a lot of garlic powder, a couple sprinkles of cayenne, and small sprinkles of the other seasonings each time I stir the beans).


(If your hand looks like this when you're done, you did it right!)

Once everything is good and mixed and the oven is heated, pour onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. 


Bake for 20 minutes, then flip. 


Continue cooking for about 15 more minutes, until they are nice and brown looking. 


Try to get these to your plate before finishing them off...


Drew and I always end up eating them all straight from the oven, standing at the stove. They make a pretty excellent appetizer.


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