Sesame Green Beans Print
1 lb green beans, ends trimmed
1 Tbsp peanut oil
2 large garlic cloves, cut lenthwise in 4 slices
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dark sesame oil
1 tsp soy sauce

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Add beans and boil for 4 minutes. Drain.
Plunge into a bowl of iced water immediatley to stop cooking.
Drain and dry well with paper towel.
In  a wok or a large heavy skillet, heat peanut oil over high heat.
Add garlic and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, do not burn, about 1 minute.
Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
Add beans, sesame seeds and salt to wok.
Stir-fry, pressing beans against the sides until charred in a few places, 2 or 3 minutes.
Transfer to a serving bowl.
Add sesame oil, soy sauce and reserved garlic to pan.
Stir-fry until heated through then add to beans and toss to combine.
Season to taste with freshly ground pepper.
Serve hot or at room temperature.
Serves 6.
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