Ken Shoe Green Beans

Ken Shoe Green Beans

13 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    20 m

“A great way to make string the way they do in Chinese restaurants...only better! Also good with asparagus or broccoli. ”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  1. Heat the peanut oil in a wok or skillet with high sides over medium-high heat until almost smoking; add the green beans. Quickly cook and stir the beans in the hot oil until they are bright green and starting to show brown spots, about 2 minutes. Remove the beans to a bowl. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of oil from the pan and return to heat. Cook and stir the ginger and garlic in the oil until they have started to brown, about 2 minutes. Return the green beans to the wok; add the dark soy sauce, sugar, and black pepper. Cook until hot; about 30 more seconds.

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These are amazing! I didn't have fresh garlic or ginger, so I used powdered. It worked out just fine, I am sure fresh would have been better. I am so glad this recipe was posted. I go to our local Chinese restaurant to get their green beans, now I don't have to! I am going to add some cubed tofu in the next time...I am sure it will make a great main dish! :) Thanks!



These were excellent. I did make one change since I was cooking on my grill using a side burner. I steamed the beans for several minutes, then just used a small amount of oil to follow the rest of the steps. We really enjoyed these and I will make them again.



Perfect! I didn't have a whole lb of beans so I kinda tweaked the other ingredients as best I could, and they turned out amazing! I added a pinch of chili flakes for additional zip.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 286 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 27.7 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs
  • 9.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 119 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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