You must be wondering what 'white gold 'garlic am I talking about ..yup I called it 'white gold 'because the price of garlic has shoot up from RM3.80 to RM8.90 per kilo :( - due to the flood in China and Pakistan and this has caused the price increased
I am crazy about garlic and I cook most of my dishes with them. I even roast my chicken with them...crazy right ? But it is what enhances the flavor of my food. I just have to pay more from now :( Nevermind the cost as long as I get to savor them :)) and the thought of them in my all my food helps wash away my Monday blues :) Garlic also enhances chilli sauce as a dip for any roasts besides using them in my cooking !
Today, I just want to share with you a simple and yet delicious stir fry flat beans ( if I am not mistaken, from the French Bean family ) with just sea salt and deep fried ' white gold' garlics . Love the simple taste and the sweet aroma of garlics and red chilli .
Lately , I have been seeing a lot of vegetables which I have not tried before. haha this is my first time trying out this flat beans..the lady selling them told me that it is a seasonal veggie and she sale talked me in purchasing some . It turned out to be sweet and crunchy and she even taught me how to cut the beans. Cut them thin and slanting at an angle. Taste exactly like the french beans.
After eating curries and shrimps and sinfully rich desserts the last few days ( The food-deprived Piggy Josh was back for the weekend ) , it is time to go for something light and simple. And I came up with this simple veggie dish :) Love the crunchy-ness and the natural sweet bean taste. Instead of chopping up the garlic, I used them whole and deep fried in grapsheet oil before adding in the sea salt and when it is fragrant, add in the cut beans and stir fry till just cook. Add in the red chilli last and dish out served it hot with rice..yummy when the thinly cut beans absorbed in the garlicky fragrant..gosh this dish is simple yet delicious. And needless to describe how those deep fried white gold garlics would taste like.....heavenly !
most of the white gold nuggets are hidden under the beans :)
do not over fry them ...it will loose its crunch-ness
these garlic taste good after being deep fried...
just pop them into the mouth...yum yum
Stir Fry Flat Beans With Deep Fried ' White Gold' Garlic Pips
2 bunch of flat beans - clean and drain dry and cut into thin slants
8 pips of garlic pips - remove skin & leave as whole
grapeseed oil - enough for deep frying the garlic
sea salt and pepper
3 red bird eye chillies - sliced
Deep fry the garlic pips in hot grapeseed oil till light golden brown. Dish up and leave aside. Take off the excess oil and leave 2 tbsp of the grapeseed oil in the wok. Under medium high heat, add sea salt and stir fry till it gives out a smoky salt baked flavor , add in the french beans and fried garlic pips and stir fry till the beans are cooked through. Add in the red chilli and add a dash of pepper before dishing up and serve with piping hot rice.
Have a beautiful Monday !
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