Szechuan dry-fried green beans
- Preparation and cooking time
- Total time
- Serves 2
- 300g green beans, trimmed of any fat
- for frying oil
- 1 tsp Szechuan peppercorns, crushed
- 3-4 small whole dried red chillies
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 3cm chunk ginger, grate
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp shaoxing rice wine
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- STEP 1
Bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Drop in the beans and cook for 1 minute then drain well and pat completely dry on kitchen paper.
- STEP 2
Heat a wok or non-stick pan to high. Add the beans with a good pinch of salt without oil and dry fry, turning until they start to blister and wrinkle.
- STEP 3
Scoop out of the pan then add 2 tbsp oil with the szechuan peppercorns and chillies. Cook for a couple of minutes then add the garlic and ginger and cook for 2 minutes
- STEP 4
Add back the beans with the soy, shaoxing wine and sesame oil. Toss and serve.