Chinese Green Beans. Give our take on Green Bean Casserole a try. Delicious and spicy green beans, just like your favorite Chinese restaurant. Be careful with the sesame oil, or it can overpower your beans.
It comes from the Szechuan region in western China and, like many Szechuan dishes are highly seasoned. The secret to making Chinese green beans is a cooking technique called “dry-frying” (gan bian) or frying the green beans until the skin starts to “pucker” and turn brown. Simple boiled green beans, liberally salted, are wonderful. You can cook Chinese Green Beans using 9 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Chinese Green Beans
- You need of Base.
- Prepare 2 lb of Green Beans.
- You need of Flavor.
- You need of Red Pepper Flakes.
- Prepare of Garlic.
- Prepare of Ginger.
- Prepare of Peanut Oil or Soybean Oil.
- You need of Sesame Seeds.
- Prepare of Salt.
I also love spicy green 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. When I know a restaurant has particularly good green beans, I could make an entire meal out of just those!!!
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..
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. I think it's easiest to start out stirring the beans with tongs and then switch to a heatproof spatula. This is the popular Chinese restaurant dish featuring stir-fried green beans.