Chinese "Dry-Fried" Green Beans

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"Our local Farmers Market gives out free recipes...this one sounds yummy."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (142.1 g)
  • Calories 131.9
  • Total Fat - 7.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 926.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.2 g
  • Sugars - 5.2 g
  • Protein - 3.9 g
  • Calcium - 55.5 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Wash the green beans, drain thoroughly, and trim the tops and bottoms. Cut the green beans on the diagonal into slices approximately 2 inches long. Chop the garlic, ginger and scallions. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the green beans and stir-fry until they start to shrivel or "pucker" and turn brown (6 to 7 minutes for longbeans). Remove the green beans from the wok and drain in a colander.

Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the wok on high heat. Add the garlic, ginger and scallions. Stir-fry for a few seconds, then add the chili paste and stir-fry for a few more seconds until aromatic.

Step 4

Add the green beans and the dark soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper if using. Stir everything together and taste and adjust the seasoning if desired.

Step 5

Serve hot.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Wow, were these good. I loved the green beans prepared this way. So much flavor, and great textures in this dish. I'll be making this often. Thanks so much for sharing. Made for Players Favorites - 5 Star Gems.

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(5 May 2021)


What a great side dish this made to my chicken, I scaled it back for 1 serve and thoroughly enjoyed every mouth full, thank you TeresaS made for Pick Me tag game.

review by:
(6 Aug 2016)


These beans surely don't have a smidgen of boring flavors. They came out vibrant, clean, with delicious results. Just how we like them. Thank you Teresa for sharing.

review by:
(1 Aug 2016)


Wonderful beans! I used regular green beans and cooked them a wee bit longer. Served them over rice and steamed veggies. Just the right amount of heat for us. They were soooo yummy! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(18 Jul 2016)