Gan Bian Si Ji Dou (Fried Sichuan Green Beans)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe is from Songpan, Sichuan Province, China.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make sure the green beans are dry, with no water clinging to them. Heat 1 inch of oil in a wok over high heat until little bubbles appear around a bean dropped in the oil.
  2. Add the green beans and fry for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The bean skins should look crinkly with brown spots. Using a perforated strainer, transfer the beans to paper towels to drain.
  3. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of oil from the wok and reheat over medium-high heat. Add the Sichuan peppercorns and stir-fry for 10 seconds. Drop in the garlic, ginger, chiles, and green onions and stir-fry for 20 seconds (be careful not to burn the spices).
  4. Add the pork and stir-fry for 1 minute, or until all the meat is browned. Toss in the green beans, soy sauce, and chicken powder and stir-fry for 1 more minute. Season with salt to taste and serve.?.