String beans stir fry with garlic and crushed red pepper for a simple and healthy side. This dish is great for a quick dinner idea after a long day at school or work.
String beans and garlic are a staple in my house. If we want something quick to make as a side for noodles or rice, we prepare string beans, add a little bit of garlic, a dash of salt, maybe a little bit of crushed red pepper flakes. Simple but oh so very delicious. Give it a try and let me know what you think =)
First, wash and cut each string bean in half. This makes the string beans more bite size.
Mince about 3-4 cloves of garlic.
In a medium sized skillet, add about a tablespoon of olive oil. Allow the oil to heat for about a minute. Then add the minced garlic. Stir the garlic with a spatula and cook the garlic over medium to low heat until it becomes aromatic and starts to turn golden brown.
Add in the string beans. Then add in the crushed red pepper and salt to taste. Stir the string beans to incorporate the seasoning, and cook for about 8-10 minutes or until the string beans have softened to your liking.
Serve warm and enjoy!
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Simply Splendid Food says
Very clever to add crushed red pepper to this recipe. I look forward to adding the heat ~ next time I make string beans..which is quite often. I’m very curious to find out how it will enhance the beans!!!
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Looks delicious! I’ll have to try it!
Looks fantastic. My family enjoys green beans and garlic. The two together? Yum!