Before you holler “LIE” at me – I’d like to say this is not the traditional dish. This is a quick and easy shortcut version, using a spicy chili oil called Lao Gan Ma. You can find this in any Asian grocery store. It’s still delicious, and honestly tastes more like Sichuan flavors than at this dish at some American-Chinese restaurants. This is one of those versatile, quick, easy dishes you can just whip up for dinner. It’s one of my go-to weeknight meals and for dinner parties!!
RECIPE: 四季豆 – Szechuan Dry Fried Green Beans
1 cup green beans
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbs lao gan ma sauce
oil for frying
1| Heat wok (or large skillet) and fry green beans to evaporate any water.
2| Then, add 4 tbs of cooking oil and fry until green beans start to shrivel and wrinkle.
3| Add in lao gan ma and garlic and cook some more, until green beans are quite wrinkled. Sprinkle with salt.
4| Serve hot!