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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.