Chinese Green Bean Recipe – The Best Recipe You Would Need

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Chinese garlic green bean recipe is very delicious and an authentic Chinese dish. Green beans with garlic in a Chinese theme are a delicious side dish. The green beans are flash-fried, which causes the skin to blister softly while keeping the core tender and lightly crisp. Then, to make this delectable side dish, sauté the green beans with a bit of minced garlic. Watch the video below for a culinary tutorial (or within the recipe card). Serve with jasmine rice and my pork and cabbage potstickers! In the Chinese garlic green bean recipe, green beans are flash-fried, which gives them a special flavor. Which causes a thin layer of skin to blister and wrinkle easily. The beans only need to be fried for 1 to 2 minutes to keep the center tender and finely crisp. 

Chinese Garlic Green Bean Recipe 

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Ingredients for Chinese garlic green bean recipe 

1 pound green beans, rinsed and dried (see note 1)

1/2 cup safflower or vegetable oil (see note 2)

2 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 5 to 6 plump cloves)

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt or kosher salt

Preparation: Heat the oil in a big pan or wok over high heat. Cook the string beans in a skillet until they begin to blister. Remove the string beans from the pot. Add the garlic, ginger, and scallions to the same pan or wok. Fry until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Combine the mushrooms and ground pork in a large mixing bowl. Fry the pork until it is almost finished. Combine the dried red chilies and chili paste in a mixing bowl. Return the string beans to the pan or wok. Toss all together. Combine the soy sauce, rice wine, and a pinch of white pepper in a mixing bowl. Serve it up!

Tips For Frying Green Beans 

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Here are a few tips for that perfect Chinese garlic green bean recipe. Since we don’t need as much oil for frying, we like to fry the green beans in a smaller narrow-bottomed wok. We used around 1/2 cup safflower oil in this recipe. If you don’t have a small wok, you should use a small saucepan instead. To separate the beans from the saucepan, simply use tongs. We typically stick bamboo chopsticks into the wok so that the tips of the chopsticks meet the bottom to see if the oil is hot enough for frying. When you see tiny bubbles emerging quickly around the chopsticks, the oil is hot enough. The skins of these green beans just need to be fried for 1 or 2 minutes before they appear to wrinkle.

What Can You Serve With Chinese Garlic Green Beans Recipe? 

These are a few of the options that you can serve with the Chinese garlic green beans recipe 

Jasmine Rice

Egg fried rice 

Pork or Cabbage potstickers 

Pineapple Fried rice 

Chicken chowmein 


Canola or some other oil with a neutral taste would suffice. A wok’s bottom should be covered with 1/2 to 1 inch of grease. 1/2 cup safflower oil is appropriate for my narrow-bottomed wok. You can, however, need a little more.

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