Dry Fried Garlic Green Beans

Garlic Asian Green Beans

I have finally found the secret to those crinkly, browned green beans that are served at the best Chinese buffets! BROIL THEM FIRST! Who would’ve thought that?

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  • 1 lb. fresh whole green beans, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 1.5 Tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch


  1. Move top rack as close to the broiler as possible. Turn on oven broiler and allow to heat up. Line a large cookie sheet, probably 2, with aluminum foil.
  2. Place green beans, salt, pepper, and 2 Tbsp. of oil into a gallon sized Ziploc bag. Shake until all the beans are coated.
  3. Lay out beans into a single layer onto the pans.
  4. Broil for about 8-10 minutes and then stir. Broil for additional 8-10 minutes. Remove when all sides of the beans are crinkly and browned.
  5. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the 1 tsp. of oil, chicken broth, and garlic. Whisk together and pour into a wok over medium high heat. Add in the browned green beans.
  6. Once mixture has started to boil and bubble, add in the cornstarch. Turn off the heat when the mixture has thickened.

Yields 6 servings.

Eat, Bork, and Be Merry!

~ Kate


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