Name: Stir Fried Green Beans with Ginger and Onions
- 2 to 3 tablespoons canola or peanut oil
- 1/2 pound to 3/4 pound of fresh, tender, crisp green beans, cut into 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces
- 1 small yellow or white onion, sliced root to stem, about 1 cup of sliced onion
- 1 ounce of fresh ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks
- 1 large garlic clove, sliced very thin
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- A generous pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Yield: 3 to 4 servings
- Heat a large frying pan over high heat on the hottest burner for about 90 seconds.
- Add the vegetable oil and let it heat up until shimmery.
- Add green beans, onions, ginger, then garlic.
- Spread everything out in the pan and let it sear untouched for anywhere from 30-90 seconds to get a little browning on the vegetables.
- Stir the vegetables and let sit for another 30-90 seconds.
- Add the sliced garlic, stir again and cook for another minute.
- Mix the soy sauce and sugar together and pour into the pan.
- Turn off the heat and immediately toss the vegetables to combine. The sauce will start to caramelize and may burn unless you keep everything moving for a few seconds.
- Pour the sesame oil over the green beans and onions and sprinkle with black pepper.
- Toss to combine one more time.
- Serve immediately or let rest and serve at room temperature.
Comments: 3/22/2021 - I pretty much followed the recipe, except I added the
canola oil before heating the pan. The most difficult part was being able to
find space for the cut ingredients for this recipe and the main dish tofu recipe
3/23/2021 - I followed the recipe to the letter. It was tasty and fast, once
the ingredients were ready.
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