String/Green Beans W/Ginger and Garlic

Recipe by chia2160
READY IN: 25mins


  • 1
    pinch salt
  • 2 12
    lbs string beans, trimmed (French-style slim haricots verts work especially well)
  • 4
    tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 14
    cup minced fresh ginger (about 6 inches ginger root, peeled)
  • 4
    medium garlic cloves, minced


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Fill a large bowl with ice water.
  • Working in two batches, boil beans until just tender but still crisp and bright green.
  • Start testing after 4 minutes or so, being careful not to overcook.
  • When done, plunge beans into ice water to stop cooking, lift out immediately when cool and drain on towels. (Recipe can be made to this point up to a day in advance and kept refrigerated, wrapped in towels.).
  • When ready to cook, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a wide skillet over high heat.
  • Add half the beans, half the ginger and half the garlic, and cook, stirring and tossing constantly, until beans are heated through and ginger and garlic are softened and aromatic.
  • Sprinkle with salt, and remove to a serving dish.
  • Repeat with remaining oil, beans, ginger and garlic. Serve.