Thursday, June 18, 2015

Chinese Sauteed Green Beans

Nothing tastes as good as fresh green beans. But sometimes I get tired of doing the same treatment to them. So for Chinese week, we tried a new green bean recipe. These beans turned out so flavorful and crisp!

Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
1 lb. green beans, ends trimmed
2 T soy sauce
1 t sugar
1/4 t ground white pepper
1/2 C trimmed and sliced scallions
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 t dark sesame oil

Chinese food goes together really quickly, so having the ingredients prepared and in separate bowls beforehand makes all the difference. Prepare the green beans and put them in a large bowl. Put the sliced green onions and garlic in another bowl. Mix the sugar, white pepper, and soy sauce in a third bowl.

Heat the vegetable oil in a wok over medium high heat. Make sure the oil comes 1 and 1/2 inches up the sides. Add the green beans and fry until they are bright green and starting to shrivel, about five minutes.

Remove the green beans and discard all but 2 Tablespoons of the oil.

Stir-fry the scallions and garlic for 20 seconds and return the green beans to the wok. Stir-fry for one minute. Add the soy sauce mixture and stir-fry for one more minute.

Add the sesame oil and serve immediately!

Pictured here with rice and crispy orange beef.



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