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Szechuan Dry Fried Green Beans
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Szechuan style dry fried green beans
Course: stir fry
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: Dry Fried, Green Bean
Servings: 2
Calories: 455 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 400 g fresh green beans ,ends removed and cut into 8cm long sections
  • 2 cups of oil for frying
  • 2 tsp. light soy sauce
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. Szechuan Ya Cai ,skip it if this is unavailable
  • 2 garlic cloves ,minced
  • 1/2 tbsp. minced ginger
  • 6-7 Szechuan peppercorns
  • 3-5 dried chili peppers ,cut into sections
  • Minced pork and marinate
  • 1/3 cup minced pork ,possibly with some fat
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. minced ginger
  1. Marinate minced pork with all the seasonings in a small bowl for around 15 minutes just before cooking. Prepare the green beans and drain with paper.
  2. Heat up oil in wok (or you can use a small deep pot) until you can see light smoke on the surface over high fire. Add drained green beans to fry for 3 to 5 minutes over low to medium fire. Stir the beans occasionally during the process. They will be well deep-fried when there are obviously withered. Transfer out and filter the extra oil out.
  3. Leave around 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in wok and pour out the extra. Be carefully during the process as the oil is extremely hot. Add minced pork and fry until for 1 minute until aroma and then put ginger, garlic, Szechuan pepper, ginger, Ya Cai (if you happen to have some in kitchen) and dried pepper. Fry for another 1 to 2 minute. Return green beans along with salt, sugar and light soy sauce. Fry until everything is well combined. Serve hot!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

You can add around 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to mild the spiciness.

Nutrition Facts
Szechuan Dry Fried Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 520mg23%
Potassium 624mg18%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 2440IU49%
Vitamin C 27.2mg33%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.