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Chili Garlic Dry-Fried Green Beans

These dry-fried green beans in a chili garlic sauce can be a complete meatless meal!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dry-fried, green beans, meatless meal
Servings: 4
Calories: 129kcal


  • 1 lb fresh green beans trimmed and de-stringed
  • 2 tbs minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3-4 green onions scallions, chopped (reserve some for garnish)
  • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 tbs oil for stir frying
  • oil for deep frying


  • Heat about 1/2-inch of oil in a large skillet. The oil is the right temperature if a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds.
  • Pat any excess moisture off the green beans and add them carefully to the hot oil. Stir occasionally until the beans start to brown and look crisp. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  • Heat a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and when it begins to shimmer, add the ginger, garlic and chili garlic sauce; stir to combine.
  • Add the green beans, most of the green onion and the peanuts. Toss to combine and heat the green beans through.
  • Serve immediately and top with remaining chopped green onion.


A little soy sauce can be used as a condiment, but don't add it during the cooking. Add it as you would salt and pepper at the table.
Nutritional information is estimated and shows slightly less than actual, because it doesn't account for the oil for frying.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 16.3mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.7mg