Sunday, October 25, 2009

Chinese Green Beans

I've had a package of frozen green beans in the freezer for several months and I finally came up with something to use them for. This is a quick side or main dish. Don't be scared of the garlic! My rating: 5 out of 5.

Chinese Green Beans

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
1 yellow onion
1 lb frozen green beans
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp water
3 Tbsp spicy oyster sauce

Place frozen green beans in the microwave and cook for 4-5 minutes, until defrosted but not hot. Drain off excess water.

Slice onion into pieces that are roughly the same size as the green beans.

Place a large saucepan on the stove over high heat. Allow to become very hot before adding anything. Keep heat at high while cooking. This goes fast!

Add oil. Allow to heat for 10 seconds.

Add garlic and onion. Stir vigorously and cook for 30-60 seconds.

Add drained green beans, water, and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until beans are warmed through, about 3 minutes.

Add oyster sauce. Cook for another 30-60 seconds.

If you want to make this a main dish, simply add 1/2 pound of thinly sliced cooked beef or chicken.


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Dan and Michelle said...

Cooked these two nights ago and they were absolutely delicious! They worked just as well with fresh (well, kinda) green beans as frozen ones. Quick and fun to make too. Thanks for the recipe!
-Dan and Michelle

maerceci said...

did you buy this spicy oyster sauce or make it? If you bought it, any recommendations for bottle? Or do I just buy any oyster sauce and make it spicy by adding something? thanks!

Rachelle said...

maerceci: I bought the spicy oyster sauce. The one I used is made by the company SunLuck and was purchased in a regular grocery store. I hope that helps!