Peixinhos da horta (fried green beans)

  • Servings : 1
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 35m
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Peixinhos da horta are a great appetizer for a lunch, a typical Portuguese recipe of green beans coated in flour. Try, you’ll love it…

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  • 300 grams (10 1/2 ounces) green beans
  • 100 grams (3/4 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Parsley (to taste)
  • 1 small onion
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil for frying


    Step 1

    1. Wash, cut the ends and remove the green bean strings. Place them in a saucepan with water seasoned with salt and the peeled onion. Bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to low heat and cook about 10 to 15 minutes. When the green beans are cooked, drain them well and set aside.

    Step 2

    1. Place the flour, eggs, pepper, chopped parsley and a little salt in a bowl and stir with a fork until obtain a creamy mixture. Dip the green beans in the eggs mixture (preferably three at a time), and so on until finish the green beans.

    Step 3

    1. Heat the oil in a skillet. When the oil is hot, add the green beans and fry on both sides until golden brown. When they are fried, place them on a plate with absorbent paper.

Peixinhos da horta (fried green beans) | Food From Portugal

Peixinhos da horta (fried green beans)

Nutrition facts per serving (1 serving)

Calories: 674

Total Fat: 14.5 g(19%)

Saturated Fat: 4.5 g(22%)

Cholesterol: 491 mg(164%)

Sodium: 363 mg(16%)

Total Carbohydrate: 105.5 g(38%)

Protein: 33 g

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  1. posted by Serafina on 2017/10/07

    And what do you do with the onion? ??

    • posted by FoodFromPortugal on 2017/10/07

      Hi Serafina,

      We forgot to place the onion in the step one. It’s correct now, thank you so much. Bon appetit!!!


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