Blistered green beans are my new favorite side dish. These green beans are fried lightly in oil until blistered, then tossed in a spicy Asian cuisine inspired sauce that is out of this world!
If you’re looking for a keto-friendly side this thanksgiving, blistered green beans are the say to go.
Not only are they about 3 net carbs per 100 grams, with the added sesame oil you have some added fat to get those fats in.
I also added in chopped walnuts to give it a litle extra texture, and if you ask me, these blistered green beans have a kung pao vibe to them.
Savory and spicy, with a nuttiness to them that I’m really digging.
Regardless if you’re looking for a healthy side dish for thanksgiving, these are so flavorful, you might skip the green bean casserole cups, for these!
When frying blistered green beans, the trick is high heat and minimal amount of oil. You’ll only want to use about 3-4 tbsp on oil. Just enough to coat them with a just a bit more.
If you have a wok, I’d recommend using it, if not a large pan so that you can easily toss your green beans will do.
Pull them off once you start to see them blister, then toss them a soy sauce mixture with peanut oil garlic and red pepper flake mixture.
It’s a fast recipe that comes together in minutes. So its perfect for a last minute side dish all year around, but is fancy enough that is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner!
Spicy Blistered Green Beans
- 1 lb Green Beans Long beans work too
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 3 tbsp peanut oil or any oil with a high smoke point
- Break off ends of green beans and pat dry if they've been rinsed. Set Aside
- In a small bowl mix soy sauce, sesame oil, sliced garlic and red pepper flakes.
- Bring a large pan or walk up to high heat with peanut oil. Add in green beans and walnuts. Toss green beans until they've become blistered.
- Bring pan (or wok) off heat. Stir in sesame/soy sauce mix and serve immediately. Enjoy!