Sesame Green Beans


  • 1 ½ lbs green beans
  • 1 T vegetable oil
  • 1 t dark sesame oil
  • ½ t red pepper flakes
  • 2 T toasted sesame seeds
  • kosher salt


Steam green beans covered in ½-inch boiling water for 2 minutes. Transfer beans to a colander and run under cold water. Drain well. Heat a wok shaped skillet or large nonstick frying pan over high heat. Go once-around-the-pan with wok or vegetable oil, add several drops sesame oil, and crushed pepper flakes. The pan will smoke. Add beans and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add sesame seeds and coarse salt and toss to coat beans evenly.


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes