Dry-Fried Green Beans are delicious and make a great family style dish to share. Typically the green beans are deep fried to give them the dry-fried texture, but I prefer using the oven or microwave for a cooking hack that gives you a similar restaurant style taste without deep frying.
The first method is using an oven or air fryer to bake or roast the green beans. Out of the 2, I prefer this method because it's fairly easy clean up (no pans required). The second method involves pre-cooking and drying the beans in the microwave first. Doing so helps with drawing out the moisture from the beans and reduces the cook time when I transfer to my wok for stir frying.
You might ask, why I would bother using my wok when one could just use the oven? Well, it's because there are times I like to add pork to my green beans for extra flavor. In this case, it's best to use a wok for stir frying the ground pork first, then adding the beans and sauce.
Check out my video tutorial for how I cooked this dish using these 2 methodshere.
Serves 1-2 people as a side dish
1/2 lb. of green beans
1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1/4 tsp. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt (or to taste)
Drizzle of sesame oil
1-2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 lb. gound pork
sliced red chilis
Ready in Total Time: 20 min.
Prep Time = 10 mins. Cook time = 10 mins.
For the full preparation method and instructions, watch the YouTube video tutorial here.
Clean and trim the ends of the green beans
Prepare and mix the ingredients for the sauce
Line a baking sheet with foil, place the beans on top and coat with a light coating of oil, then coat with the sauce mixture
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and cook for 8-10 mins. total or until the beans are slightly browned (turning the green beans halfway through the cooking time)
For the microwave version with pork, watch my video tutorial.