garlic green beans in a bowl on a table

Crispy Garlic Green Beans

  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


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



1 lb green beans, washed and trimmed

810 cloves of garlic, minced



vegetable oil, for frying

water and ice, for ice bath


In a wok, bring about 6 cups (or enough water to cover the green beans) to a boil. Cook the green beans for 30 seconds – 1 minute, then immediately remove to an ice bath.

Drain the water and fill the wok with 1/2 c. vegetable oil, or enough  to fill it about 1/4″ and set to medium heat. Cook the garlic for about 1 minute, just long enough to get aromatic and stir once or twice to keep the garlic from browning.

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. Serve warm.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: crispy garlic green beans, garlic green beans, green beans, fast side dish, easy side dish