Frizzled Farm Beans

This simple, oven roasting method of cooking string beans never fails to win fans and converts. Kids think the beans taste like French fries, while adults find them addictively delicious. Use any of the Sarah's Sea Salt blends that tickle your personal palate, though at Coastal Goods we are particularly partial to using either the Tuscan, Provencal, or Gulf of Mexico Salt in the recipe.

Written by Sarah Leah Chase

Sarah Leah Chase moved to Nantucket, Massachusetts, as a year-round resident in 1980 and opened a specialty food shop and catering business called Que Sera Sarah, which soon became an island institution.

Sarah develops recipes and concepts for her husband Nigel’s specialty food company, Coastal Goods. She lives with her family on Cape Cod, where she enjoys oystering and gardening as much as cooking.

Coastal Goods


  •  2 pounds fresh string beans, trimmed
  •  3 tablespoons fruity olive oil
  •  1 tablespoon Sarah's Sea Salt of choice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Toss the string beans with the olive oil and Sarah's Sea Salt of choice to coat evenly. Spread the beans out in a single layer on a baking sheet or shallow roasting pan.
  3. Roast the beans in the oven, shaking the pan occasionally, until the edges become browned and crisp, about 25 minutes. Serve piping hot or warm.
  4. SERVES 6 TO 8

You May Also Like…


Submit a Comment