Chinese-style green beans

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Green beans; ends trimmed
2 tablespoons EACH soy sauce and water
1 teaspoon EACH cornstarch and brown sugar
1 teaspoon Dark Oriental sesame oil
¼ teaspoon Crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons Vegetable oil
1 teaspoon EACH minced garlic and gingerroot

Source: Better Homes & Gardens magazine Prep. time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes

Place beans in a vegetable steamer in a large pot over boiling water. Cover tightly and steam 10 minutes. Cool under cold running water. Drain.

While beans are steaming, mix soy sauce, water, cornstarch, sugar, sesame oil and crushed red pepper in a small bowl until the cornstarch is well blended.

Heat vegetable oil in a large Dutch Oven, pot or wok over medium-high heat.

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Add beans and stir-fry 3 minutes, or until beans are very hot and start to char in spots. Add garlic and gingerroot. Continue stir-frying 2 minutes.

Pour in soy sauce mixture. Toss beans constantly until beans are evenly coated and glazed. 1-3 minutes. Per serving: 37 cal, l g protien, 5 g carbohydrates, 2 g fat, 0 mg chol., 261 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1 veg, ¼ fat Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by "Norma Leweck" <nleweck@...> on Dec 27, 1997

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