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Blistered Green Bean

Blistered Green Beans

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Stir Fry
  • Cuisine: American


Blistered Green Beans are similar to Chinese dry fried green beans, but much easier to prepare. Charred, but not burnt, these green beans are delicious.



1/2 t grated lemon zest

1 t lemon juice

1/2 t kosher salt

1/4 t pepper or Sichuan pepper

1 lb green beans, trimmed

2 T vegetable oil


Combine lemon zest, salt and your choice of pepper in a small bowl and set aside.

Rinse green beans, but do not dry. Place in a medium bowl. cover and microwave until fully tender, about 6 – 12 minutes, stirring every three minutes. (Mine took only about 6 minutes.) Transfer green beans to a paper lined plate and let drain.

Heat oil in 12″ nonstick skillet over high heat until just smoking. Add green beans in a single layer. Cook, without stirring, until green beans begin to blister and char, 4 to 5 minutes.

Toss green beans and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until beans are softened and charred, 4-5 minutes longer. Transfer green beans to a serving bowl and sprinkle with lemon salt mixture, lemon juice and toss to coat.


Thank you Cook’s Illustrated.

Keywords: green beans recipe, Asian green beans recipe, Roasted Green Beans,