Sunday, January 15, 2017

Gan bian si ji dou

Dry fried green beans

10 oz green beans (or haricots verts)
peanut oil
3 oz ground pork
2 tsp shaoxing rice wine
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tbsp ya cai or Tianjin preserved vegetable, finely chopped
1 tsp sesame oil

Trim beans, remove strings, break into ~2inch sections.
Heat oil in a wok, add beans, stir fry on medium for about 6 minutes until tender and a little puckered. Set aside.
Heat oil, add pork, stir fry about 30 seconds until cooked, add rice wine and soy sauce. Add ya cai, stir fry briefly, then add beans. Add salt to taste, sesame oil, and serve.

Source: Land of Plenty by Fuchsia Dunlop

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