Dry-Fried Long Beans and Minced Pork with Olive Vegetables
Simple and easy to make, Chinese dry-fried long beans with minced pork dish seasoned with umami-packed Chinese olive vegetables. Delicious mixed with rice for a quick and flavourful meal.
Servings: 4 Servings
- 1 bundle yardlong beans (Chinese long beans)
In a medium bowl, marinate the ground pork with 1½ tablespoons of soy sauce, white pepper, cooking wine and mix well and set aside.
Wash the beans under cold water and cut off the ends and discard them.Chop the beans up into bite-sized pieces, I like to cut them into 1-2 inch length pieces.
Finely mince the garlic and slice the ginger and set it aside.
Cooking the Chinese yardlong beans
In a wok or frying pan, set the stove to high heat and add about 3 tablespoons of oil
Once the oil is hot, add in the ginger and toast it until it has turned golden. (approximately 1-2 minutes)
Add in the garlic and brown for 30 seconds
Add in the ground pork and break it apart while cooking it. Cook it until it is fully cooked and brown (approximately 10-15 minutes) If water comes out of the pork, keep cooking it until all the water has evaporated and the pork has a chance to brown.
When the pork is done, stir in the dark soy sauce remove the pork from the wok onto a clean plate and set it aside for later. You can also remove the ginger slices as well and discard them.
Re-heat the wok or frying pan to high heat with 1-2 tablespoons of oil.
Once the oil is hot, add in the beans (be careful if your beans are wet they may splatter)
Spread out the beans so they get as much surface area to touch the pan as possible so that they can blister more quickly. Cook for approximately 5 minutes until they are blistered and soft.
Add in 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and continue to stir fry for 20 seconds
Add back in the cooked pork and add the olive vegetables as well. Stir fry for a few more minutes and plate it.
Serve hot with a side of rice or noodles
- You can substitute green beans for yardlong beans
Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg