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Pan Fried Green Beans {Easy Tasty 干煸豆角}

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Pan Fried Green Beans

Pan Fried Green Beans with freshly minced garlic, ginger slices, and a splash of light soy sauce is naturally delicious. A perfect side dish to pair with meat, poultry, or seafood.

Now you can make this in an easy and healthy style.

Ingredients:

Pan Fried Green Beans Ingredients
Ingredients

You will need green beans, fresh garlic, ginger, cooking oil, a pinch of salt, and a splash of light soy sauce.

How to make Pan Fried Green Beans from scratch?

1. Wash and rinse green beans, trim both ends and cut into halves if needed

Cleaned and Trimmed Green Beans
Cleaned and Trimmed Green Beans

I usually mince the garlic using a compact food processor. It does such a wonderful job producing finely minced garlic, an ingredient I frequently use in many of my recipes. Pan Fried Shrimp, Mashed Potatoes, Mongolian Beef {P.F. Chang’s Style}, just to name a few.

Minced Garlic Using a Compact Food Processor
Minced Garlic Using a Compact Food Processor

2. Blanch the green beans before pan frying

Fill a large stockpot (8 Qt.) with about 75% water, cover it with a lid and bring it to a boil. Add the cleaned and trimmed green beans into the pot.

Stir gently using a bamboo spatula with a long handle, cover the lid and wait for it to resume boiling. Once it reaches boiling point again, turn the heat to simmer and cook for 5 minutes.

Following the 5 minutes simmer, turn off the heat, uncover the lid, and then remove the blanched green beans from the pot using a spider skimmer.

Place the blanched green beans onto a plate, gently turn to let out the steam.

Freshly Blanched Green Beans
Freshly Blanched Green Beans

3. Pan-Fry Green Beans

Heat a hard-anodized fry-pan on medium-high for 2 minutes, and then add oil, ginger and minced garlic, and blanched green beans.

Fold and turn the green beans for 3 minutes using a slotted turner, add a splash of light soy sauce, continue to fold and turn for another 1 minute.

Freshly Pan Fried Green Beans
Freshly Pan Fried Green Beans

All done! Pair it with a main dish for a tasty and healthy dinner.

Basil Black Pepper Chicken with Pan Fried Green Beans Rice Bowl
Basil Black Pepper Chicken with Pan Fried Green Beans Rice Bowl

Pan Fried Green Beans Frequently Asked Questions:

How to make tasty green beans?

It is the key to blanch the green beans before cooking in a large pot of boiling water. A pot that is at least 8 quarts in terms of capacity.

We want to strike an optimal balance of softening the green beans while maintaining as much as possible of its firm bite texture and bright green color. The answer to that is to cook relatively fast via the blanching method. A large body of boiling water will ensure relatively quicker cooking.

Pan Fried Green Beans
Pan Fried Green Beans

Should I steam green beans before sauteing?

I recommend you blanch the green beans first. Blanching in boiling water softens green beans quicker while maintaining a firm bite texture and the bright green color.

Another benefit of using the blanching method is that blanched green beans require very little oil to cook. They are moist and soft. Therefore, instead of sauteing, I recommend pan-fry blanched green beans using very little oil. This way, it also tastes more refreshing.

What can I add to the green beans for a more satisfactory flavor?

Minced fresh garlic and ginger, along with a splash of light soy sauce work like magic with blanched green beans.

Pan Fried Green Beans

Pan Fried Green Beans {Easy Tasty 干煸豆角} Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Pan Fried Green Beans with freshly minced garlic, ginger slices, and a splash of light soy sauce is naturally delicious. A perfect side dish to pair with meat, poultry, or seafood dishes.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 1/2 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Gather all ingredients. Wash and rinse green beans.
    Pan Fried Green Beans Ingredients
  2. Mince garlic and ginger using a compact food processor.
    Minced Garlic Using a Compact Food Processor
  3. Trim both ends of the green beans and cut them into halves if they are longer than bite-size.
    Cleaned and Trimmed Green Beans
  4. Blanch the green beans before pan-frying:
    Fill a large stockpot (8 Qt.) with about 75% water, cover it with a lid and bring it to a boil, about 18-20 minutes.
    Add the cleaned and trimmed green beans into the pot. Stir gently using a bamboo spatula with a long handle, cover the lid and wait for it to resume boiling. Once it reaches boiling point again, turn the heat to simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
    Following the 5 minutes simmer, turn off the heat, uncover the lid, and then remove the blanched green beans from the pot using a spider skimmer.
    Freshly Blanched Green Beans
  5. Pan-Fry Green Beans:
    Heat a hard-anodized fry-pan on medium-high for 2 minutes, and then add oil, ginger and minced garlic, and blanched green beans.
    Fold and turn the green beans for 3 minutes using a slotted turner, add a splash of light soy sauce, continue to fold, and turn for another 1 minute.
    Freshly Pan Fried Green Beans
    All done! Pair it with the main dish for a tasty and healthy dinner.
    Pan Fried Chicken Thighs with Basil & Black Pepper Rice Bowl
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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