Chinese Green Beans. Delicious and spicy green beans, just like your favorite Chinese restaurant. Be careful with the sesame oil, or it can overpower your beans. Prep time includes steaming the beans.
When tender-crisp, rather than limp and lifeless, green beans are like a salty, spicy snack. The secret to delicious Chinese green beans is sautéing them until tender-crisp and not a second longer. These Chinese-style garlic green beans are the perfect side dish. You can cook Chinese Green Beans using 9 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Chinese Green Beans
- It’s of Base.
- You need 2 lb of Green Beans.
- It’s of Flavor.
- Prepare of Red Pepper Flakes.
- It’s of Garlic.
- You need of Ginger.
- Prepare of Peanut Oil or Soybean Oil.
- Prepare of Sesame Seeds.
- It’s of Salt.
The green beans are flash fried, which gently blisters the skin but keeps the center tender and lightly crisp. Then, sauté the green beans with a ton of minced garlic to get this mouth-watering side dish. Serve with my pork and cabbage potstickers and jasmine rice! Stir everything together, and taste and adjust the seasoning if desired.
Chinese Green Beans instructions
- Prep: Trim Green Beans, Mince Garlic & Ginger.
- Cook: In a frying pan, add oil and heat to medium/high..
- Cook: Add in Garlic & Ginger till aromatic..
- Cook: Add Green Beans and Fry till desired doneness. (Should have a steady bubbling around the green beans).
- Cook: Remove Oil, Add in Salt, Red Pepper Flakes & Sesame Seeds and Fry for another minute..
- Cook: Coat in Sesame Oil and Serve Immediately..
Chinese green beans would make an excellent accompaniment to this recipe for mapo tofu. When I know a restaurant has particularly good green beans, I could make an entire meal out of just those!!! And Chinese Garlic Green Beans are one of the easiest things to make at home – and just about the only green bean preparation my kids will eat without much fussing. This quick side dish of green beans glazed with a sweet, garlicky soy sauce makes a fabulous partner for any takeout-at-home-type main course, including Kung Pao Chicken, Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp, and Fried Rice. Choose young, fresh green beans that are all about the same size for this dish.