~a collection of eclectic recipes and misadventures in the kitchen~
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Green beans with garlic
ingredients: 1 bag of green beans (around 200g) 2 garlic cloves 1 tbsp oil dash of salt
method: 1. Add oil to heated pan/ wok. (I used a deep non-stick stock pot) 2. Fry garlic til light golden brown on high heat. 3. Add in beans, give a couple of quick stirs. Cover with lid for around 2-3 minutes. 4. Add salt, stir (cover again if needed). Serve.
Comments: erm...this seems like such an easy recipe, right?? It is...it's just that it's so easy but tastes so good (and is so expensive in Chinese restaurants) that my mom when she told me how it was done, it was something of an anti-climax! I was convinced that she must have added some msg (her favourite condiment to which i protest vehemently all the time. She has since stopped using it...but only when she cooks for me.....) Done correctly, these beans are tender yet crunchy with a subtle sweetness. The same method can be applied to most other greens as well. Bon appetit!!
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
Have a browse and have fun trying out the recipes!