June Xie is the current Senior Food Producer for Delish, where she hosts recipe videos and the wildly popular YouTube show, Budget Eats. She previously worked in numerous restaurant kitchens throughout NYC before first joining Delish as our Test Kitchen Assistant and chief baking expert with a passion for bread dough, peanut butter, whipped cream, and gluten free cookies. She also loves staring at alpacas.
Quick, easy, and made with the simplest ingredients, air fryer green beans give you tender, crispy results without having to turn on your oven or light up your stove.
This rendition comes with a treat: 8 cloves of creamy, buttery garlic that get air-fried alongside the green beans for bites of roasted garlic that don’t involve turning on your oven. You can eat them alongside the beans or reserve them for another use, like smearing alongside butter and flaky sea salt on a slice of toasted sourdough bread. If you’re a big garlic lover, increase the number of cloves to as many as you’d like—they’ll cook all the same.
The cornstarch in the coating has two functions here: It acts as a spice-binder by securing the seasoning onto every green bean, and also provides a tiny bit of crunch factor as it dehydrates in the fryer. If you're following a gluten-free diet, swap out the soy sauce for tamari. If you’re on a super-low-carb diet, feel free to eliminate both the cornstarch and the soy sauce, and substitute in 1/4 teaspoon more salt for the soy sauce.
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- 4 serving(s)
- Prep Time:
- 10 mins
- Total Time:
- 25 mins
- 1 lb.
green beans, ends trimmed, cut into 3" segments
whole cloves garlic, peeled
- 2 tbsp.
- 1 tbsp.
extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp.
reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari
- 1/2 tsp.
grated fresh ginger
- 1/4 tsp.
ground white pepper
- 1/8 tsp.
Freshly ground black pepper
- Step 1In a large bowl, toss green beans, garlic, cornstarch, oil, soy sauce, ginger, white pepper, MSG (if using), 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper until evenly coated.
- Step 2In an air-fryer basket, arrange beans mixture in an even layer. Cook at 400° until golden and tips are crispy, 10 to 12 minutes.