Let Us Go for Both Tradition and Beauty; Let Us Go for Ozark Art

When we talk about art it is something original and natural, something gives you calmness of mind and soul. Regional art has gained a special place in the world of art. It is somewhat like a custom that has a natural feel to it. One such famous folk and regional art center comes from the Ozarks. This art uses the skills that Ozark people of the mountains used back in the 19th and 20th century.

The Ozarks is located in the central United States and is a highland. It is known by many names like the Ozark mountain country, Ozark Plateau and many others. Many things are included in this folk art tradition like weaving baskets, knife making, wood carving, clay objects, making beautiful brooms, soap making and many other creative things. It is fascinating to see how traditional things can be both beautiful and attractive.

Wood carving is done in the most exclusive ways. Different designs have different stories and behind every story is the sensibilities of a craftsman. The artisans of the Ozarks are truly blessed with different gifts. Ozark craft has an importance both as a tradition as well as an art. Worldwide exhibitions are held to make people aware of this diverse tradition.


Apart from the traditional art and craft of Ozarks people, its music is also much appreciated. Ozark art also gives an insight to the art of storytelling and music both vocal and instrumental. The music of the people of Ozarks tells us about the traditional music and musical stories of the Ozarks. Southern mountain music of the Ozarks has a magical feel to it. String instruments and various kinds of dances fill the atmosphere with lots of positive vibes, happiness and entertainment.


Quilting Bees – A Time Honoured Tradition

It’s a time honored tradition in many Ozarks communities that’s part social and part craft work. Quilting Bees bring together generations to visit, make quilts and admire intricate craft work. They used to be for practical purposes years ago (several people coming together to make a quilt is far quicker than just one person working on their own), sometimes in larger groups and sometimes just one or two friends halping each other out. It has always be socially enjoyed and today can even go as far as competitive teams in some cases. Usually the quilts are for decorative purposes and have several people working on their own squares which will eventually be sewn together to make the completed quilt. This quilting bee in Douglas County, Missouri is much like dozens more across the region and America.

Easy Crispy Green Bean Fries Recipe

I came up with this recipe for crispy green bean fries when I was looking for a side dish for a steak dinner while I was actively avoiding potatoes and starches as much as possible. I noticed that green beans were a similar shape to french fries and decided to try tossing them in a little oil and baking them in a hot oven until crispy. The results were amazing, and I went out into the world to share my discovery.

Little did I know, my green bean fries recipe was not as revolutionary as I thought, as many others, including a major chain restaurant, had come up with similar recipes over the years. So, I did some tweaking in order to try to make them as healthy as I could while still preserving the great flavor of the beans while giving them the crispy texture I was looking for. Most of the other recipes I found required you to batter and fry them in order to get them crispy, and that was something I wanted to avoid.

This is the result.

green bean fries plated up

Easy Crispy Green Bean Fries Recipe

Recipe type: Side Dish, Vegetarian
Authоr : Tim Goоdmаn
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 3

These easy crispy green bean fries will help satisfy your cravings for that salty crunch without all the fat and carbs of fries.


12 oz Green Beans, Trimmed (I used a thawed bag of frozen green beans)
2 Tsp Olive Oil
1/4 Tsp Worchester Sauce
3/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 Tsp Kosher Salt
1/4 Tsp Black Pepper, Ground


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash the green beans and pat them dry. If you use thawed beans, make sure there is no residual ice or water on them. They need to be dry in order for the oil to stick.
  • Whisk together the olive oil, Worchester sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic together in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
  • Toss green beans in the mixture until evenly coated.
  • Line a half sheet pan or cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray. Spread out the green beans in a single layer across the pan.
  • Bake your green bean fries in the oven for about thirty to forty minutes, or until brown and crispy, tossing at least once during the cooking to prevent burning.
  • Serve plain or with a light ranch dressing. Enjoy!

There you have it, crispy green bean fries that provide a crispy texture while retaining the flavor of the beans and just enough salt to keep the taste buds interested. Sure, they’re not the prettiest green beans you’re likely to find, but they are certainly tasty.

green bean fries nutrition box

This recipe will make two to three servings, depending on how hungry you are. These figures are based on three servings.

The way I see it, the best way to enjoy green bean fries is alongside a juice, well-rested steak cooked to medium rare. Much of the time, I actually prefer these to traditional french fries, but enough about my dinner 😉