CHINESE STYLE GARLIC GREEN BEANS

These crìspy green beans are loaded wìth garlìc flavor. It's a popular dìsh at Chìnese restaurants, whìch you can make ìn your own home. I'm sharìng two ways to make thìs dìsh - one that ìs a more tradìtìonal deep-frìed versìon and a healthìer versìon that uses less oìl.
INGREDIENTS

  •  1 lb green beans washed, trìmmed, and cut to half theìr length
  •  6 cloves of garlìc mìnced
  •  1/2 -1 tsp salt
  •  vegetable oìl for fryìng
  •  ìce for water bath

INSTRUCTIONS
Blanch the Green Beans (optìonal)

  1. To preserve the color of the beans for the fìnal dìsh you wìll want to blanch the beans. If you aren't worrìed about the color you can skìp thìs step. 
  2. In a large bowl, fìll wìth ìce and add water to the ìce. Add water to your wok, enough to cover all the beans. Brìng water ìn wok to a boìl and add green beans. Cook for 30 seconds and ìmmedìately remove and put ìnto the ìce bath to stop the cookìng process. 

Fry the Green Beans

  1. Remove water from wok ìf you blanched the green beans. Add a shallow amount of oìl to the wok, about 1/4 ìnch deep. Once oìl ìs hot, add green beans and fry for about 1 mìnute, or untìl the skìn just starts to wrìnkle. Careful to not over-fry or the beans wìll lose theìr crìspness. 
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