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garlic green beans in a bowl on a table

Crispy Garlic Green Beans

Garlicky and delicious, these crispy garlic green beans are a fast and flavorful side dish.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


  • 1 lb green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 810 cloves of garlic, minced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • water and ice, for ice bath


  1. In a wok, bring about 6 cups (or enough water to cover the green beans) to a boil.
  2. Prepare an ice bath: a large bowl of water and ice
  3. Cook the green beans for 30 seconds – 1 minute, then immediately remove to the ice bath.
  4. Drain the water and fill the wok with 1/2 cup vegetable oil, or enough to fill it about 1/4″ and set to medium heat.
  5. Cook the garlic for about 1 minute, just long enough to get aromatic and stir once or twice to keep the garlic from browning.
  6. Drain the green beans and toss them in the wok to coat with the oil and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve warm.



  • large wok (enough to hold 6 cups of water and green beans)
  • large bowl for ice bath
  • strainer or skimmer spoon
  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: crispy garlic green beans, garlic green beans, green beans