Dry-Fried Green Beans

Posted on September 2, 2012 by the farm crew
Dry-Fried Green Beans
Recipe type: Side
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Serves: 4

A fun new way to try green beans. This dish has a rich, crisp flavor that stands out in a crowd, but pairs well with chicken and pork dishes.
  • 300 grams Green Beans
  • 2 scallions, white parts only
  • sesame oil
  • 8 dried chilies, snipped in half
  • ½ teaspoon Sichuan pepper, or black peppercorns
  • 3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced and an equivalent amount of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • salt to taste

  1. Remove any strings from the edges of the beans and top and tail them. Break them into short sections (about 2 inches long).
  2. Cut the scallions at a steep angle into thin slices.
  3. Heat 2 table spoons of oil in a wok or pan over a low to medium flame. Add the green beans and stir-fry over a medium flame for about 6 minutes, until they are cooked and tender, with slightly puckered skins. Remove and set aside.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of fresh oil in the wok over a high flame. Add the chilies and peppercorns and stir-fry very briefly until they are fragrant.
  5. Quickly add the garlic, ginger, and spring onions and stir-fry until they are all fragrant. Throw in the beans and stir and toss the ingredients together, adding salt to taste. Serve.

The title says green beans, but any color or variety of bean will work.