Spicy Stir Fried Green Beans with Crispy Shallots

November 12, 2010
Spicy Stir Fried Green Beans with Crispy Shallots

Author Notes:

Spicy, crispy, and crunchy - a delicious, easy, and very fresh-tasting combo.

Erin McDowell

Serves: 4-6


  • vegetable oil, as needed
  • 2-3 shallots, thinly sliced into rings
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • red pepper flakes, to taste
In This Recipe


  1. 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.
  2. Remove the shallots and drain on absorbent paper towels. Season with salt. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large wok. Add the green beans and stir-fry until they are tender-crisp, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. 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.

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1 Review

sl(i)m November 22, 2012
End result was fine BUT the oil "boiled" over when adding the shallots and the shallots cooked in under 2 minutes. Finally, I put a bit of the garlic in as the oil (I used the some of the same canola oil as I cooked the shallots in, not olive oil) was heating up, sautéed the beans, and then added the remainder of the garlic along with the red pepper flakes.... It was tasty! Thanks for the idea!