Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chinese Style Green Beans

A yummy side dish to go along with Chinese food. I usually make these when I am serving my Ten-Minute Szechuan Chicken and rice. The entire meal is a big hit! Its definitely a healthy alternative to your regular Chinese take-out, which tends to be filled with sodium and other nasties.

1 tablespoon oil, peanut or sesame
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce
  1. Heat peanut oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until the edges begin to brown, about 20 seconds. Add the green beans; cook and stir until the green beans begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar, oyster sauce, and soy sauce. Continue cooking and stirring for several minutes until the beans have attained the desired degree of tenderness.

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