Because I really had no idea that fried green beans were uncommon.

I was talking with Sophie yesterday and came to realize that if she, queen of all things Southern battered and fried, did not know about said bean delicacy, that maybe it was time that all my people got them some education. In the green bean department.

People, meet fried green beans.

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They are your regular old pole beans. Not like the flat Allen’s green beans, but the round ones. They are cooked and then smothered in a toasted onion batter and DUH-EEP fried. Then this restaurant serves them with a ranchy horseradishy sauce. No. Complaints. Here.

Up close bean shot? Sure. Don’t mind a bit. It’s my pleasure. Smile, bean. It’s your big moment.

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And obviously, I’m eating a salad. Because I’m nothing if not ridiculously healthy.

Here is my cousin Jake going two-sies.

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He’s single, ladies. 24 years old. Going to be a teacher. Loves the Lord. Absolutely darlin. So email me if you want to marry him. Just make sure you have a CostCo card, because the man can PUT BACK SOME FOOD.

And because I know this will make your day, HERE is where you can buy these “savory gourmet coated vegetables” [Yeah, that’s the official title. Obviously.]. But it appears that these can only be bought in cases, which is a serious amount of veggies. That will cost you almost $50. Blah-dow!

And listen, I am neither your boss nor your mama, but I feel it my duty to say that I’m not sure it will be beneficial to your health for you to purchase 13.7 pounds of fried green beans. You probably don’t want to look at the nutritional information [slash I wish I hadn’t seen it].

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What can I say? I just love vegetables.

And… you’re welcome.