Beans with anchovy garlic breadcrumbs

Beans with anchovy garlic breadcrumbs
  • 0:15 Prep
  • 0:10 Cook
  • 6 Servings
  • Capable cooks

Crunchy breadcrumbs makes these green beans into a sensational side dish!

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Bean recipes, Side dishes


  • 80ml (1/3 cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • 40g (about 14) drained anchovy fillets, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, cut into thin strips
  • 600g green beans, topped
  • 75g (11/2 cups) fine breadcrumbs from day-old, Italian-style bread
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


  • Step 1
    Heat the oil in a large heavy-based frying pan over medium heat. Add the anchovies and garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes or until the anchovies begin to break down and the garlic is golden.
  • Step 2
    Meanwhile, steam the beans in a steaming basket over a saucepan of simmering water for 4-5 minutes or until they are bright green and tender crisp. (Alternatively, cook in boiling water.)
  • Step 3
    Transfer the beans to a heatproof bowl and add 1 tablespoon of the oil mixture. Toss well to combine. Cover to keep warm and set aside.
  • Step 4
    Heat the remaining oil mixture in the pan over medium-high heat. Add the breadcrumbs and cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes or until they are crisp and golden brown. Season with pepper.
  • Step 5
    Place the beans on a serving platter and sprinkle with 1/2 the breadcrumb mixture. Place the remaining breadcrumb mixture in a small serving bowl to pass around separately.


  • 764 kj


  • 13g

    Fat Total

  • 2g

    Saturated Fat

  • 6g


  • 426.7mg


  • 2g

    Carbs (sugar)

  • 9g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


  • Author: Alison Turner & Anneka Manning
  • Publication: Australian Good Taste



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