Dry Fried Green Beans(Gan Bian Green Beans)

(Last Updated on December 21, 2023 by Amiee)

Green beans are a kind of Dou Jiao which is named in the north of China, and people who live in the south call it Si Ji Dou. Most of the dishes about green beans that people in the north like are stewed cooking ways, while in the south, people like dry-fried green beans.

Generally speaking, some chili should be added to the dry-fried dishes to get the  fragrant and spicy taste which is so perfect with rice. We all know that green beans are not easy to be cooked through. If eaten raw, people are prone to poisoning, so they are processed in advance by deep-frying in this dish.

The deep-fried green beans have a wrinkled skin, but they are as delicious as dry fried cauliflower, and they are worth trying for those who like vegetarian dishes.

Dry Fried Green Beans(Gan Bian Green Beans)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2


  • Wok for stir-frying
  • Pot for deep-frying


  • 280 gram green beans, wash then remove the strings and ends, break them into sections by hand, about 4 cm length.
  • 3 red chili, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Add one cup oil to a wok, heat over medium-high heat, deep-fried the green beans until cooked through, transfer to a dish
  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to another pot, add chili chopped and garlic sliced, stir-frying for some seconds, then add deep-fried green beans, add light soy sauce, sugar, salt, chili powder, stirring constantly, until mixed well, turn off the fire.
  • Serve with rice.
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