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Wok-Fried Green Beans

These crispy green beans are a perfect side dish for a steakhouse dinner
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Wok-Fried Green BEans
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Chef David Rose


  • 1 lb. French green beans
  • 1 large shallot minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 T. unsalted butter


  • Blanch green beans in salted water for 2 minutes, then immediately shock in ice cold water to stop cooking. Drain.
  • Add olive oil to wok (or large pan) and bring to high heat. Sauté shallots and garlic for about 15 seconds.
  • Add crushed red pepper flakes, green beans, and a pinch of salt and pepper to pan and sauté until beans are slightly blistered, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice to wok and reduce until almost dry. Turn off heat, toss with butter and chopped parsley in wok, and season to taste with salt and pepper.