Peixinhos da horta (fried green beans)

Peixinhos da horta (fried green beans) on a platter

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…

Servings:: 1
Prep Time: 10 m
Cook Time: 25 m
Total Time: 35 m
Ingredients: eggs, flour, garlic, green beans, olive oil, onion, parsley, pepper
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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


  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
Nutrition facts
Serves 1
Per 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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