Asian Style Pan Fried Green Beans

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Can Fried be healthy? Deep fried – no, but flash fried with a light amount of oil…yes!

I love this side for lunch or dinner as can accompany just about anything! Here, it is shown paired with a Trader Joe’s Veggie Burger for lunch, but also goes great with steak, chicken or fish. Many of the ingredients are the same as my Asian Chicken Salad so buying almonds and sesame seeds is not a waste!

Also, typical super markets will mark up sesame seeds. Do not fall for this trick! (Don’t you hate how they mark up international and organic foods?) Buy your toasted sesame seeds at your trader joes, commissary or international market for half the price!! A good price is 1.50$ – 2$ a bottle.


Ingredients – (serves 2)

2 cups Green Beans (fresh OR frozen)

Sesame Oil

Soy Sauce

Miso broth from Trader Joes OR Chicken/Vegetable Broth

Toasted Sesame Seeds

10 sliced or chopped almonds



First, in an ungreased pan, turn the heat up to medium high and add almonds. Toast until browned (watch closely they burn easy! Transfer almonds to the serving bowl.

Drizzle Sesame Oil (about 2 tsp) in the pan and turn the heat up to High. Add green beans and brown. Add a splash of Miso, or other broth and cover and turn the heat to medium. Cook for 2-3 minutes until tender. Take the lid off and add the soy sauce and almonds. Toss until liquid evaporates.

Serve and sprinkle sesame seeds all over top!


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