Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The BEST Green Beans!

I lived in China for several years. Garlic green beans was one of my favorite dishes. Over the last year I have finally perfected a recipe that has those who love Asian food and those who don't begging for more. I have never had so many people ask me for a recipe. I hope you and yours love it as much as we do!

Ingredients:
1 pkg steamable green beans
2 cloves diced garlic
2-3 TBSP olive oil
salt (pepper) to taste

Steam green beans in microwave 1 min shy of package instructions. 4 minutes in this case.
(Cleaning microwave is optional:)


 In large skillet heat oil.



Add garlic (I use trader joe's frozen garlic cubes), saute until light brown

 add green beans
 Stir to coat beans in oil and garlic, mouth watering begins now
 Put a lid on the skillet for 3 or so minutes
 Add salt (and pepper if you like it) and stir replacing lid if you want a more crispy bean like I do
(I love my thumbs!)
 Get the beans so they are brown on the edges 
Plate and get ready to eat the whole bag!

I have used fresh green beans and just steamed them to make them a bit softer before putting putting them in the skillet. I have also used the same method with broccoli. It takes a bit longer to get them a bit crispy, but also very delicious!

GREEN BEANS
1 pkg steamable green beans
2 cloves diced garlic
2-3 TBSP olive oil
salt (pepper) to taste

Steam green beans in microwave 1 min shy of pkg. instructions. In large skillet heat oil, butter. Add garlic, saute in oil, add green beans, stir. Put a lid on the skillet for 3 min, stir and continue until the green beans are crispy on the edges. Add salt (and pepper as you go) I do this with broccoli florets too! Yum.


5 comments:

Gail said...

Thanks for sharing--I will be making these SOON! Yum!

Brooke said...

can't wait to try them! you green beans are now floating around pinterest by the way...:)

anna said...

yes! so good. do you have a recipe for cold cucumber in soy? ;) bless my heart.

Paprika said...

These look awesome Jenni! We use frozen green beans from Aldi and do a similar technique with butter and soy sauce.

I totally remember these green beans from China! Amazing!

Jimi said...

Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try them.