Gingery Green Beans With Crispy Fried Onions


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time25 mins
  • Makes6 servings
Gingery Green Beans With Crispy Fried Onions

(Photo: Erik Putz; Food styling by Ashley Denton; Prop styling by Christine Hanlon)

This recipe skips blanching and sends green beans straight to the frying pan, where they get a zippy ginger seasoning and are finished with crispy fried onions.


  • 2 tsp canola oil

  • 500 g green beans, trimmed

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 4 tsp finely minced ginger

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1/3 cup store-bought crispy fried onions


  • Heat a large frying pan over medium-high. Add canola oil, then beans. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 10 to 12 min. Add garlic and ginger. Cook 1 more min. Stir in sesame oil and soy.

  • Transfer beans to a platter. Sprinkle with onions.

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