Braised Long Beans
 
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Recipe type: Vegetables
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup oil; for frying
  • 1 1/2 pounds Chinese long beans; cut in half
  • 1/4 Cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced dried shrimp; see * Note
  • 2 teaspoons minced vegetable preserve; (optional), see * Note
  • 4 cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger root
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white or rice vinegar
  • 2 green onions; minced
Instructions
  1. * Note: Chinese vegetable preserve and dried shrimp are available at Asian markets.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet to 375 degrees. Drop beans into oil in small batches to avoid causing hot oil to spill or spatter. Fry 1 minute and remove with slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. (Frying can be done several hours ahead of time).
  3. Mix chicken broth with cornstarch and set aside.
  4. Heat wok over high heat and add sesame oil. Add shrimp, vegetable preserve, garlic, ginger, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, onions and cornstarch mixture. Saute 1 minute.
  5. Add fried long beans and cook until mixture has thickened slightly and beans are coated with sauce, 2 to 3 minutes.
Notes
This recipe yields 6 servings.

Each serving: 99 calories; 248 mg sodium; 8 mg cholesterol; 6 grams fat; 11 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams protein; 1.31 grams fiber.
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