Chinese Green Beans

Personally I don’t like serving a meal to my family that doesn’t have a vegetable with it. Whether there are vegetables in the main dish or on the side I try to make sure that it is always included. So the other day when I made my General Tso Chicken I tried to come up with a nice veggie dish to serve up along side. One of my favorite dishes in Chinese restaurants in the States was a Dry-Fried Green bean so I thought I would give it a try and see if I could come up with something similar. It turned out to be an incredibly easy dish to prepare and equally delicious.


Dry-Sauteed Green Beans

500g (1 lb) green beans, haricots verts or Chinese longbeans
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
2 scallions (spring onions, green onions), white parts only, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon chili paste
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Pepper to taste, optional
2 tablespoons peanut oil for stir-frying, or as needed
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Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the green beans and stir-fry until they start to shrivel or “pucker” and turn brown (6 to 7 minutes for longbeans).

Remove the green beans from the wok and drain on paper towels.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the wok on high heat. Add the garlic, ginger and scallions. Stir-fry for a few seconds, then add the chili paste and stir-fry for a few more seconds until aromatic.

Add the green beans and the dark soy sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper if using. Stir everything together, and taste and adjust the seasoning if desired.

9 thoughts on “Chinese Green Beans

  • July 9, 2011 at 5:50 pm
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    These beans are fantastic!!

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  • May 25, 2014 at 1:51 am
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    Made these to go with our dinner tonight and they were very tasty and fast to put together. Both my husband and I loved them.

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    • May 26, 2014 at 4:10 pm
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      This is seriously my favourite Chinese side dish and I am so pleased to hear it turned out great for you.

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  • June 26, 2014 at 7:42 pm
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    Great recipe! I used asparagus instead of green beans. Still tasted great! Thank you!

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    • June 27, 2014 at 3:56 pm
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      Oh I love asparagus, I am going to have to give that a try.

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  • May 2, 2015 at 5:55 am
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    OMG……these are absolutely amazing! I tripled all the ingredients except the green beans because I am a sauce lovin kinda gal and the flavors are absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

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    • October 4, 2015 at 7:45 pm
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      So glad you loved it, I am a big sauce kind of girl so that sounds amazing!

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