Szechuan Green Beans

Mollie Katzen gets the original credit for these. They are super.

Serves 4 as a side dish


12 ounces green beans, tops removed (leave the cute tails)

1/2 t canola oil

1/2 t sesame oil

4-6 cloves garlic, finely chopped (not pressed)

pinch chili flakes

kosher salt to taste


Preheat a cast iron skillet over a medium flame. Add oils and chili flakes and continue to heat for another minute or so. Add garlic and green beans to the skillet together and saute for about 5-8 minutes, or until cooked to your liking. I like them on the crunchy side. Serve and enjoy.