Green Beans and Garlic

Green Beans and Garlic

Ingredients

  • Fresh green beans (several handfuls, depending upon how much you plan to prepare)
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • Salt to taste (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 3-4 tablespoons peanut oil

Cooking Instructions

  1. Wash and prep the green beans (break off the ends and de-string if necessary).
  2. Peal and chop the garlic into large pieces.
  3. Bring a pot of water to a boil and blanch the beans for about 1-2 minutes; pour into a strainer and rinse.
  4. Heat the peanut oil in a wok on medium high heat and add the garlic. Gently stir fry for several minutes, but do not let the garlic get too dark. You are flavoring the oil with the garlic.
  5. Add the green beans and toss in the garlic oil to coat the beans well.
  6. Sprinkle the beans with salt (to taste) and keep stir frying for about 2-3 minutes. Do not overcook the beans.
  7. Plate the beans and pour the garlic oil from the wok over the beans.
  8. This dish can be served hot, but it is often served as a cold dish. (You can prepare first and let it sit while you cook other dishes.)