Garlicky Garlic Green Beans


These are unapologetically garlicky!!!   The garlic is cooked to the point that it looks burnt but - trust me - it tastes delicious.  And these are very easy.

Garlicky Garlic Green Beans


1 lb green beans - ends trimmed

1 tsp olive oil

1 TBS sesame oil

1 TBS black bean garlic sauce (or oyster sauce if you cannot find this wonderful garlic stuff)

1/4 cup water

10 (or more) garlic cloves chopped

Sesame seeds for garnish


Heat the olive & sesame oils in a large saute pan.  Add the green beans & saute for about 2-3 minutes.  Add the chopped garlic & saute another 2 minutes - stirring frequently - until the garlic turns to a light brown.   Add the water & cover your pan - letting the beans steam for at least 5 minutes - or until they are nearly done to your liking.

Uncover & add the Garlic Black Bean (or oyster sauce).  Saute until all the water cooks off - and be sure to stir so that all the beans become covered in the sauce.  Add more sauce - if you like.  Continue to stir fry until the garlic gets to a nice deep brown - even black - and seems on the verge of getting crispy.  Add salt to taste - if you think it needs it.

Transfer to a serving dish & sprinkle liberally with sesame seeds (regular or toasted are fine).

If the garlic clumps & looks burned - that's OK.  That was how mine were & I found both me & my guest were fishing around seeking those burnt clumps out because they were so delicious!