sichuan dry fried green beans

August 18, 2017

prep time: 10 minutes       cook time: 25 minutes      total time: 35 minutes      4 servingsdry-fried-string-beans-8

ingredients
1 lb green beans
1/2 tsp salt
2 T oil
1/4 c ground pork
2 cloves garlic, diced
2 dried red hot peppers
1 tsp chinese cooking wine/shaoxing wine
1.5 tsp soy sauce
a pinch of sugar
1 tsp sesame oil

directions

  1. heat your wok over high heat until just starting to smoke, and add the green beans and salt. immediately lower the heat to medium low, and sear the green beans for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. you want to see small scorch marks on the green beans. once the green beans are somewhat tender, take them out of the wok and set aside.
  2. heat the oil in your wok over medium high heat and brown the pork. add the garlic and chili, and stir for 30 seconds.
  3. toss in the seared green beans, cooking wine, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil. crank the heat back up to high and stir-fry for a final minute. serve immediately.

source
i’ve been wanting a different way of cooking green beans. usually because i want a quick and easy way of cooking them, i’ll steam them or just plain stir fry them. this is still stir frying to a degree, but just a different twist and slightly different taste than what i usually make.

i didn’t use the pork at all, but added matchstick-cut carrots. you could probably add other ingredients like beef, mushrooms, baby corn, bamboo, bean sprouts, etc. anything really… this was very fast, very easy, and very tasty =]

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