Szechuan Green Beans

Szechuan Green Beans

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD

Serving Size: 8 Preparation Time: 0:15

Categories: Vegetables


Peanut Oil — for Frying

1 ½    pounds green beans — trimmed

3    tablespoons water

2    teaspoons cornstarch

¼    cup oyster sauce

¼    cup soy sauce

6    cloves garlic — chopped

2    tablespoons ginger — minced

2    tablespoons sesame oil

2    tablespoons sugar

½    teaspoon crushed red pepper

1    bunch green onions — chopped

Add enough peanut oil to heavy large pot to reach depth of 3 inches. Heat oil over medium-high heat to 375° F degrees. Working in batches fry green beans in hot oil until beginning to brown in spots, about 30 seconds per batch. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beans to paper towel lined plate.

Mix 3 tablespoons water and combine cornstarch in small bowl. Set aside. Whisk oyster sauce and next six ingredients in heavy large skillet. Bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Whisk in cornstarch mixture; continue whisking until sauce boils and begins to thicken, about 30 seconds. Add beans and stir until crisp-tender and coated with sauce, about 2 minutes. Transfer beans to platter. Sprinkle with green onions. Serve hot.