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Stir-fried Chinese green beans with garlic on a traditional plate.

Stir-Fried Chinese Green Beans with Garlic

Stir-fried Chinese green beans with garlic is a classic side dish in the Chinese cuisine. It's very popular in restaurants, but actually so easy to make at home. By following this recipe, you will achieve crispy but tender green beans, as they should be!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword green beans, vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 1005kcal


  • 1 lb green beans
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • pinch sea salt
  • drizzle sesame oil optional


  • Prep your greens beans by trimming the ends.
  • In a medium pan, heat oil vegetable oil on high heat. Once oil is hot, flash-fry your green beans for 1 or 2 minutes maximum, until the skin is wrinkled. Fry in two batches if needed.
  • Using a spider strainer, remove green beans and set aside on drying rack to let excess oil drain off. Sift through the oil in a container to remove burn bits, and making the oil reusable.
  • In your medium pan on medium-high heat, put in 1 tablespoon of your used oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the green beans and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and drizzle with sesame oil (optional).


Calories: 1005kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 109g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 63g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 783IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg