I swear I’m going to turn this blog into a Chinese buffet, and I’m not even joking around either J. Chinese chicken, pork, steak, meatballs, green beans… what’s next? There’s so much more to come in the near future! Have you ever had those garlicky green beans at the buffet? Ever wonder how to make them? When I first tried them at the buffet I knew I had to make them at home. Today I will tell you how to make them at home with this recipe for Chinese green beans. The beans are first steamed for a few minutes and then stir fried in the wok adding delicious flavors such as garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes to add a little heat. They make a great side dish to go with any Chinese dinner, and the best part is you can make them in a very short time.
1lb fresh green beans (washed with strings removed and ends trimmed)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger root (minced)
1 garlic clove (minced)
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
vegetable oil (for frying)
Step 1: Place beans into a vegetable steamer and place over boiling water. Cover and steam for 5 minutes. When finished drain and dump beans into cold water and drain once again.
Step 2: Add oil to the wok and add garlic and ginger and sauté for 30 seconds. Add beans and sauté for about 5 minutes.
Step 3: Combine 2 tablespoons of water with cornstarch, soy sauce, brown sugar, red pepper flakes and sesame oil and mix well.
Step 4: Add mixture to beats and stir fry for 30 seconds to a minute.
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