Sep 21, 2010
Posted by Patrick.C
Green bean (French bean or string bean) is definitely one of my top three favorite veggies. I like the fleshiness and sweetness of it. It’s so special! A simple dish like stir-fried green bean with chicken is good enough for me to gobble 2 bowls of steamed white rice. Nothing fancy is needed for this dish. Just few simple steps will give you a simple yet appetizing dish.
Another favorite green bean dish of mine is the干煸四季豆 (literally translated as dry-stir string bean). It is essentially a popular dish to be served in most Chinese restaurants and I will order it mostly. I will post the recipe for it next time.
1/2 piece of skinless chicken breast (sliced)
10 green beans (cut into 1 1/2 inch length)
2 red chili peppers (sliced)
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt
2 dashes white pepper powder
1 dash sesame oil
3 tbsp water
- Heat up a pot with 2 tbsp cooking oil. Sauté the garlic until fragrant.
- Add the chicken and stir fry until almost cooked.
- Add the green beans and stir for 2-3 minutes.
- Add oyster sauce, soy sauce, salt, white pepper powder, sesame oil and water. Stir well for another 2-3 minutes.
- Dish up and serve.