Author Notes: Spicy, crispy, and crunchy - a delicious, easy, and very fresh-tasting combo. —Erin McDowell
vegetable oil, as needed
shallots, thinly sliced into rings
salt, to taste
tablespoons olive oil
pounds green beans, trimmed
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
red pepper flakes, to taste
- In a small saute pan, heat about 1 inch of oil over medium heat. When it is very hot, add the shallots and fry, tossing occasionally, until evenly golden, about 10-12 minutes.
- Remove the shallots and drain on absorbent paper towels. Season with salt. Let cool to room temperature.
- Heat the olive oil in a large wok. Add the green beans and stir-fry until they are tender-crisp, about 6-8 minutes.
- Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and stir-fry until the garlic is fragrant, 1-2 minutes more. Season with salt and serve with the crispy shallots.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Vegetarian Holiday Side