Sunday, December 28, 2014

Stir-Fried Winged Beans with Garlic (serves 2-3 as part of a shared meal)


I love the crunchy sweet taste of freshly picked winged beans. I first ate these in Saigon a few visits (to Vietnam) ago. These can be eaten cooked or uncooked. While visiting my cousin, Sieu Ken and her daughter, Linh, we found a woman selling these beautiful young beans on a corner near Soctrang market. Many people add shrimp and/or pork to this dish but I am getting tired of eating them so I just cooked the beans with garlic. Here is a simple, quick and tasty dish.
fresh picked winged beans at the market
Stir-Fried Winged Beans with Garlic (serves 2-3 as part of a shared meal)

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp oil
3 garlic cloves, minced (about 2 Tbsp)
About 10 oz of winged beans, washed, trimmed ends, sliced about 1/4 inch thickness
A pinch of sugar (about 1/8 tsp)
A drizzle of fish sauce (about 1 tsp)

Method:

1) Heat a wok or pan over medium high heat. Add oil once the wok or pan is hot.
2) Add beans and saute about a minute.
3) Add sugar and fish sauce and saute about another minute.

*Adjust the sugar and fish sauce according to your taste.

a simple lunch at my cousin's home

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