Stir Fried String Beans Shanghai Style
- 1 lb Fresh green beans
- 2 t sesame seeds
- 1 T sugar
- 2 T rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 t white pepper
- 2 t light soy sauce
- 1/2 t sesame oil
- 2 1/2 T vegetable oil
- 1/2 t salt
The original recipe calls for rice wine; Rice wine vinegar may be substituted.
Trim, wash and parboil beans for 2 minutes in rapidly boiling water. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Heat sesame seeds in a dry frying pan over moderate heat. Remove when seeds begin to pop.
Combine the sugar, rice wine vinegar, white pepper, soy sauce, and sesame oil for the seasoning mixture.
Put a wok on very high heat. When very hot, add oil, salt and then the beans and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the seasoning mixture and stir-fry for another minute. Add sesame seeds and blend well. Transfer to a heated platter.