Rating: 4.5 stars
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In restaurants, these green beans are typically deep-fried in oil. This simplified home version stir-fries the beans until browned and blistered, then combines them with lively seasonings for a robust side dish.

Linda Lau Anusasananan
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2008

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Yield:
6 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook beans in boiling water 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse under cold running water; drain. Pat beans completely dry with paper towels.

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  • Heat a 14-inch wok over high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to wok, swirling to coat. Add green beans to wok; stir-fry 3 minutes or until browned. Spoon green beans into a bowl.

  • Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to wok, swirling to coat. Add shallots, garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper; stir-fry 15 seconds or just until garlic begins to brown. Return green beans to wok. Add vinegar, soy sauce, and salt to wok; toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts

60 calories; calories from fat 42%; fat 2.8g; saturated fat 0.2g; mono fat 1.4g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 7.4g; fiber 2.9g; iron 0.5mg; sodium 287mg; calcium 40mg.
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