Spicy Stir-Fried Green Beans and Scallions

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Originally from Cook's Magazine. Can be a side dish (4 servings) or a vegetarian main course (2 servings)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, pepper flakes and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat a heavy skillet (12") over high heat until extremely hot. Carefully swirl 2 tablespoons oil to coat the bottom. Fry green beans, flipping every 30 seconds or so with a wide spatula, until slight charred and crisp-tender - about 4 minutes. Add scallions, continue cooking in same manner until scallions are charred and beans are tender.
  3. Make a well in the center of the pan; mash garlic and remaining 1 t. oil together. Fry until fragrant - about 5 seconds - and stir into vegetables. Add soy mixture and toss into vegetables to coat; Cook until liquid is reduced by about half, about 15 seconds. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Tasty green beans! What a fun and different take on them. The flavors were strong but wonderful. I especially liked the little bit of heat from the crushed red pepper flakes. The only thing I will do differently next time, is to use less oil...maybe only 1 T. Mine were a bit too heavy on the oil for some reason. Can't wait to try them again!

LifeIsGood March 18, 2011

Yummy. Brings back memories when my mom made it

pollyw February 16, 2016

I loved these green beans!! My scallions had gone bad so I left them out and just halved the recipe for just me - except I messed up and added the full amount of red pepper flakes so they were very zippy! I'll be making these a lot. Made for PAC Spring '11

Cadillacgirl March 01, 2011

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