Snake Bean Stir Fry

"One of my originals. Snake beans are also known as yard-long beans. You can grow them yourself, or buy them in Chinese markets. Fresh green beans are a fine substitute. Golden Mountain sauce, found in Chinese markets, makes a nice substitute for soy sauce."
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  • Stir fry the beans and pepper 3 minutes. Add garlic and mushrooms, and fry 5 minutes. Add golden mountain sauce and water. Simmer, uncovered, until, water is parrtially absorbed and beans are saucy.

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  1. Came across snake beans for the first time at a local Farmers' Market & couldn't believe how purple they were, & soooo long, too! Curious enough, I bought some & just had to make your recipe! With those in hand, I followed your recipe right on down & had an interesting & enjoyable bean dish! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup recipe tag]


I live on about 1 acre of trees and, in season, a vegie and herb garden. I have a room-mate, James, and 2 big ol' dogs, Moby and Zoe. They are Australian shepards. I have a daughter, Shannon, who is a fabulous cook and wonderful person, and three grand kids, Alyssia, Aryanna, and Connor. I am retired due to becoming disabled last year. No big deal - I get around pretty good if I use 2 canes. I enjoy cooking, especially Chinese, Italian, Mexican, and down-home southern. I also do a bit of canning. I especially like to can raspberry ketchup, peach chili-sauce, pickled onions, and fruit jams and jellies. There is something so satisfying about slicing up a fresh-baked loaf of bread, and spreading on you home-made jam. I also enjoy gardening, especially heirloom vegies and herbs. I enjoy growing new things to try as well as the old favorites. Last year I tried waterpepper - a hot and spicy little leaf used in making sushi that is also great in salads. It has some heat, but it doesn't linger. I also tried Mexican Sour Gherkins. They taste and crunch just like a cucumber with a touch of lemon - a tiny cucumber about the size of a quarter. The seed catalogs are coming in, and I'm planning the garden for this year. Can't wait to munch the first peas in spring!
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