06 February 2013

Asian Green Beans

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asian green beans
Asian Green Beans



This is one of my most favorite things to eat at a Chinese buffet...ok dim sum (dumplings) too...


Incredibly easy to make.  You can start with fresh whole green beans, but if you are lucky enough to have an Aldi around you, they sell the most FABULOUS frozen whole baby green beans that are perfect for this.  If you start with fresh beans, cut off the stem end

If using frozen beans, defrost them then drain them and dry them off a bit, as any water will make the hot oil splatter.


Asian Green Beans
  • 16 oz bag of whole frozen green beans, defrosted and drained/dried -or- de-stemmed fresh
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbs toasted sesame seed

Heat 2 tbs  vegetable oil in large skillet or wok.  Add crushed garlic clove and stir around until it begins to brown; remove and discard garlic clove.

Add drained and dried beans and sprinkle with the 1 tsp of sugar.  Stir fry until they are bright green.  Add the soy sauce and the sesame oil and stir and toss to coat beans.

Remove to platter and sprinkle with toasted sesame seed.  Serve immediately.

Serves 4

asian green beans
Asian Green Beans

asian green beans
Asian Green Beans




5 comments:

Rachel @ Bakerita said...

These sound so good, and so easy! Asian flavored green beans are definitely one of my favorite side dishes ever...I could eat tons. Totally trying these soon!

Judith Hannemann said...

I LOVE these. I usually walk out of my favorite Chinese buffet place looking like a green bean I eat so many!!!

Carole said...

Judith, lovely presentation. Thanks for linking up with Food on Friday. Cheers

Judith Hannemann said...

<3 Carole...Happy Easter

Ronald said...

Add some galangal,palmsugar chilies and a tin of coconutmilk, leave out the sesame seeds and hey presto ... sajoer boontjes, an Indonesean/Dutch classic