Dry-Fried Green Beans

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Sheynath

Tasty side dish when green beans are fresh. If you have access to Chinese yard-long beans you can use those too, just cut into 2-3 inch lengths. In any case the beans must be fresh, not canned or frozen. The canned and frozen forms have too much moisture in them to fry properly.

Top Review by AmandaInOz

Excellent side dish! The toasted walnuts really make this dish. I halved the amount of oil used, and it still came out great. Thanks Sheynath!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 14 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper


  1. Wash green beans and dry thoroughly. Snap off stems.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium high heat until almost at the smoking point.
  3. Add the dry beans to the hot oil and stir-fry until the beans start to get some dark brown spots.
  4. Add the walnuts and continue to stir-fry to cook all sides of the beans and toast the nuts.
  5. Sprinkle on the chili flakes and toss to distribute evenly.
  6. Remove from heat, salt and pepper to taste.

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