These are the best green beans I’ve ever had! Just like the ones served in Chinese restaurants, these dry-fried green beans are tender, juicy and packed with umami and savory flavors. They are addictive!
Dry-Fried Green Beans with Garlic Sauce
Before I tell you about this super delish dry-fried green beans recipe, let me tell you quickly about a new share button I have added because I think you will like it too. I have recently joined Yummly as a publisher and for those are not familiar with it, it’s a website where you can share and save your favorite recipes into your own personal recipe box. What’s also great is they will provide recipe recommendations catered to your own tastes! All you have to do is click on the Yum button above whenever you see something you like. Easy peasy!
Now, let’s talk about my green beans!
I could eat these dry-fried green beans every day. When I think about Szechuan food, my mind goes straight to dry-fried green beans because the place I oder from makes the best ones ever! The downside to liking them so much is having to fork out $10 for a small delivery container every time I want them. Ordering good Chinese food in NYC is not cheap at all my friends so I tested, failed and finally succeeded at making them at home. Now my wallet is much happier because $10 gets me enough green beans to dry-fry three or four times a week!
When I made this recipe I only knew about the deep frying technique, which I always find terrifying. Spattering oil makes me nervous enough to walk around the kitchen armed with a large glass lid that I use as a shield. So you can understand the joy I felt when I read that I could throw my green beans on a cooking tray, toss them in a little oil and get the same texture by broiling them in the oven. I tried and it worked! So there are two ways to make these dry-fried green beans with garlic sauce – you can deep fry or broil them (which is much easier, safer and healthier).
These are deliciously salty and savory green beans that can be served as a snack, a side or a main. Eat them with some white rice or serve them with sweet and spicy tofu or next to some Vietnamese beef balls or salmon croquettes.
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Serve this recipe with a side of Japanese rice. Watch our video on How To Make Japanese Rice the stove top or rice cooker method!