Stir-Fried French Beans With Roast Pork

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Delicious Crunchy Beans With Roast Pork

Ready : 10 mins Generic : StirFry Difficulty : Easy
Prep : 5 mins † Cooking : 5 mins ] Printable Recipe


“French beans”, or “Les Haricot Verts” as the French call them, are one of the most popular flavorsome and versatile garden vegetables. They are sweet, tender and wonderfully crispy and are harvested young and consumed with their enclosing pods – before the seeds inside fully matured. French beans generally grow as a bush but there are other varieties that climb, similar to “Runner beans”, these varieties grow up to seven foot tall. French beans contain Phosphorus, Vitamins A, B, D and much Iron, which aids blood cells production.

These delicious beans are really very versatile in cookery term – U can stir-fry them, porch them, steam them, roast/grill them – whatever way U can think of cooking them and still taste delightful. This dish presented here is The VianD’s childhood dish – which was usually prepared after a festive celebration to accommodate the leftover Roast Pork (in those days, Roast Pork is really a treat, only for special occasions). Here is The Viand’s take on “Stir-Fried French Beans With Roast Pork“. A somewhat nostalgic dish for The VianD..😋. See if U like this.



 A bunch of fresh French Beans. Wash and cut diagonally at an angle to abt 2-inches long.

 Ofcos, the all important – Roast Pork (leftover or fresh). U can obviously add more if U fancy..😁.

 If time permits – this is how The VainD prepare the beans – gently break the end of the beans and pull along the side and U should get rid of some kind of root-strand, discard that. Do for both ends. U can either simply snap the Beans to desire length or U can cut them at an angle. But, if the Beans are young, U shouldn’t get too much root-strand.

Sliced quarter Onion,  sliced Ginger, sliced Red Chili, sliced Red Carrot and smashed Garlic.

 These are really optional and U can simply stir-fry the dish with just the Beans and Roast Pork. However, all these will add a little more flavors and ofcos, a better profile of coloring to the dish.


 Light Soy, Salt, Sugar, White Pepper and a dash Sesame oil, Oyster sauce, and Shaoxing wine. Optional, a few drops of Dark Soy just for coloring.

*** Note : Just dash of everything, if U prefer a stronger intensity of an ingredient flavor, simply add a little extra of that ingredient/spice/sauce – no rocket scientific measurement here. Always taste your Seasoning !!!


STEP 1 :

 On medium/low heat, with a tiny bit of oil, start by sauteing the Onion, Garlic and Ginger till aromatic. Not too much oil bcos the Roast Pork will render out plenty Pork fat.

STEP 2 :

 Add Roast Pork and continue sauteing, stir to mix well. Continue frying till oil starts to render out from the Roast Pork, at which time – sweet aroma will fill ur kitchen. U can add a few drops of Dark Soy for coloring at this point if U like (purely optional).


STEP 3 :

Next, add the French Beans and sliced Red Carrot. A few quick stirs just to combine everything well. Crank up the heat, add a tiny amount of water to create some steam to cook the Beans and let it sit for a min or two. Add all the Seasoning Ingredients and sliced Red Chilli. a few more quick stirs, making sure everything is well mixed.


STEP 4 :

Plate and ur plate of delicious crunchy “Stir-Fried French Beans With Roast Pork” is ready to be served hot.

** Tip ** : Always add the Shaoxing wine just before plating. Swirl the Shaoxing wine in a thin stream around/along the side of the wok. This way, the heat will burn off the alcohol leaving behind a wonderful aromatic fragrance.


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