Saturday, July 1, 2017


But they are to die for!

Garlic Green Beans

Serves 6


1.5 pounds green beans, trimmed at the ends
3 T soy sauce
1 t sugar
1 T sesame oil
3 T peanut or other vegetable oil
6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
½ t red pepper flakes


Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Drop in the beans and cook rapidly for four to five minutes or until just crisp-tender. Drain, and if not serving very soon, rinse under cold water. Leave to drain in a colander.

Mix together the soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil. Set aside.

Heat a wok or large cast-iron frying pan over a medium-high flame. When hot, put in the peanut oil. It should heat up in seconds. Now put in the garlic. Stir once or twice. Put in the red pepper flakes. Stir once and put in the drained green beans. Stir them around until many of them are lightly scorched. Pour in the soy sauce mixture. Continue to stir and fry until most of the sauce is absorbed. Trim the heat down and taste for salt: you might want to add a little bit more. Stir to mix and serve.

This recipe is very pungent while cooking; it will affect the smell of your entire house.

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