REC: Chinese Green Beans

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Registered: 07-23-2003
REC: Chinese Green Beans
Mon, 02-14-2005 - 7:24am
Chinese Green Beans

1 lb. fresh green beans
2 green onions, chopped with greens
2 cloves of garlic, minced
6 thin slices of fresh ginger
3 Tbs. sesame oil
1 tsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. soy sauce
1/4 cup water

Cook the green beans in boiling water (to cover), 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and plunge into cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain on paper towels. Cook green onions, garlic and gingerroot in hot sesame oil in a skillet 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add sugar, salt and soy sauce. Cook until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Add the green beans and water, reduce heat to medium and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Best if served immediately but they carry in a nice covered casserole dish very well. Serves 4-6. This is the only way my kids will eat green beans so we make them up to go with chicken, beef or fried rice and dumplings.

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Registered: 09-07-2003
Thu, 02-17-2005 - 11:31pm

I made these tonight--they were great! A little salty for me though--next time I'll omit the salt or use light soy sauce.


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Registered: 11-01-1999
Tue, 02-15-2005 - 11:57am

When ^DH^ was alive, we frequently picked up a quick dinner at a Chinese place that had a perpetual buffet.