Garlicky Garlic Green Beans




All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2012

These are unapologetically garlicky!!!   The garlic is cooked to the point that it looks burnt but – trust me – it tastes delicious.  And these are very easy.


Garlicky Garlic Green Beans


1 lb green beans – ends trimmed

1 tsp olive oil

1 TBS sesame oil

1 TBS black bean garlic sauce (or oyster sauce if you cannot find this wonderful garlic stuff)

1/4 cup water

10 (or more) garlic cloves chopped

Sesame seeds for garnish


Heat the olive & sesame oils in a large saute pan.  Add the green beans & saute for about 2-3 minutes.  Add the chopped garlic & saute another 2 minutes – stirring frequently – until the garlic turns to a light brown.   Add the water & cover your pan – letting the beans steam for at least 5 minutes – or until they are nearly done to your liking.


Uncover & add the Garlic Black Bean (or oyster sauce).  Saute until all the water cooks off – and be sure to stir so that all the beans become covered in the sauce.  Add more sauce – if you like.  Continue to stir fry until the garlic gets to a nice deep brown – even black – and seems on the verge of getting crispy.  Add salt to taste – if you think it needs it.

Transfer to a serving dish & sprinkle liberally with sesame seeds (regular or toasted are fine).

If the garlic clumps & looks burned – that’s OK.  That was how mine was & I found both my guest and I were fishing around seeking those burnt clumps out because they were so delicious!

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