, Muskogee, OK


October 1, 2013

Fresh green beans deserve a spot on table


Chinese-style green beans

Makes 8 servings

1 pound fresh green beans

1 teaspoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon peeled, minced ginger root

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

1. Trim beans; place in vegetable steamer over boiling water; cover and steam 5 minutes. Or just place directly into boiling water for 4 – 5 minutes, Drain and plunge into cold water to stall the heating; drain.

2. Add vegetable oil to large skillet and place over medium-high heat until warm. Add ginger, garlic and sauté for a minute.

3. Add beans; stir 5 minutes until heated through.

4. Meanwhile, whisk together water, soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, sesame oil and red pepper. Add to beans. Cook 30 seconds, stirring, until heated through.

For more information, reach Doug Walton at (918) 360-2012, or

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