Stir-fried Eggplant and Green Beans

Chinese name: 豆角烧茄子 (dòu jiǎo shāo qié zi)
Characteristics: Stir-fried Eggplant and Green Beans is fresh and a little spicy. As both eggplant and green beans are fried, they taste quite crispy, but more or less greasy.

Stir-fried Eggplant and Green Beans, a typical Chinese home-style dish, is favored by all ages. Its main ingredients are very simple - eggplant and green beans, and the recipe is easy to follow.

As both of the vegetables are rather common in daily life and their prices are usually acceptable, the dish is popular in all seasons. Moreover, the eggplant and green beans are nutritious.

Recipe of Making Stir-fried Eggplant and Green Beans


eggplant, 300g
green beans, 150-200g

Tip: Long beans can be used to replace the green beans.
Ingredients of Stir-fried Eggplant and Green Beans


cooking oil, garlic, dried chili peppers, salt, white sugar, light soy sauce

Note: The amounts of the ingredients and seasonings can be appropriately adjusted according to one’s personal taste.
Seasonings of Stir-fried Eggplant and Green Beans


1. Clean the eggplant and cut into 5cm strips.
2. Tear the tendons of the green beans and clean them. Cut into 5cm sections.
3. Slice the garlic and cut the dried chili peppers into small sections.
Preparation for Stir-fried Eggplant and Green Beans



Preheat a wok. Pour in enough cooking oil and heat to 355F (180C). Fry the green beans for 3-5min until blistery and withered. Pick out and drain off the oil. Add in the eggplant strips and fry for about 3min until golden. Also pick out and drain off the oil.

Fry the Eggplant Strips

Leave some cooking oil in the wok. When the oil starts to smoke, add the garlic slices and dried chili peppers. Stir-fry until aromatic. Pour in the fried eggplant and green beans. Thoroughly combine them.

Fry Eggplant and Green Beans

Add in some light soy sauce, white sugar and salt. Stir to mix with all ingredients.

Season the Eggplant and Green Beans

Turn off the heat. Pick out the mixture and put onto a plate. The Stir-fried Eggplant and Green Beans is ready now.

Stir-fried Eggplant and Green Beans

Kind Reminder:

Raw green beans contain poisonous/harmful constituents. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to cook them well. It should be noted that raw green beans look bright green. Once being cooked, they turn yellowish-green.

Nutrition Value:

Eggplant: Fat, carbohydrate, protein, and a variety of vitamins are contained in eggplant. The abundant vitamin P improves the adhesion of the cells which helps to prevent from micrangium rupture; the vitamin C and saponin have the function of lowering cholesterol; the vitamin B group can release the dysmenorrhea, chronic gastritis and nephritis with edema. In addition, the mineral substances like calcium, iron and phosphorus in it benefit people a lot.

Green Beans: Except the protein, fat and carbohydrate, green beans contain calcium, iron, crude fiber, vitamin A, B1 & B2, C, and carotene. The vegetable is good at tonifying spleen, stomach and kidney. According to the ancient medical records, having green beans helps to promote sleep. Much consumption of it can release vomiting and hiccupping. The crude fiber is good to lower cholesterol so that it is recommended to people with hyperlipemia.

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- Last updated on Dec. 09, 2022 -
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