Here's a change of pace: crispy stir-fried beans that are excellent as an appetizer or side dish. Green vegetables are rich in antioxidants and tied to lower risks for certain cancers.

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Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

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  • Add green beans, return to a boil and cook 1 minute; the beans should still be crisp. Drain the beans; don't rinse.

  • In a large skillet or wok, add oil. Heat until very hot (the skillet is ready when a drop of water in the oil sizzles). Add beans and cook about 1 minute, turning often with tongs or spatula. Sprinkle on pecans and Old Bay. Turn the beans and pecans to coat with oil and spices; cook about 2 minutes more, or until beans and nuts are slightly browned. Salt to taste and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

135 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 9.5g 3% DV; fat 10.8g 17% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 54.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
I used EVOO instead of canola oil only because that was all I had on hand. I did not have Old Bay on hand but I did have homemade cajun seasoning that I used in equal amounts. We LOVED these green beans. They were anything but average for us. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2012
I've got to agree with one other reviewer - these are not really that tasty. I was looking for a memorable side dish with green beans - and this is just not it. Couldn't really taste the Old Bay seasoning on the beans either. Tried adding grated parmesan cheese and that helped a wee bit. Read More
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79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
I used EVOO instead of canola oil only because that was all I had on hand. I did not have Old Bay on hand but I did have homemade cajun seasoning that I used in equal amounts. We LOVED these green beans. They were anything but average for us. Read More
(43)
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2008
This was quite good! I made some changes. I heated about 1/2Tbsp of olive oil sauteed some diced onion and garlic for a few seconds added 1/2Tbsp butter Then I added the vegetables (I'd half cooked them in the steamer). I added some julienned carrots and yellow peppers to the green beans for extra vitamins and color. I made them for Father's Day and my family loved them. Even my notoriously picky sister asked for the recipe. I almost fell over in shock. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2006
I never thought of using Old Bay on green beans. I loved it! I omitted the nuts and added bacon bits and it was great! I made this with the Spinach Stuffed Chicken and it was a great meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2007
These beans were FANTASTIC! I couldn't find any old bay blackening seasoning (I had never even heard of it), so I found a recipe to make my own blackening seasoning. They turned out perfect, even my boyfriend gives them a 5/5. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2007
Well I'm getting old. Thought I had pecans but didn't. Used almonds instead. Forgot the recipe called for BLACKENED Old Bay- didn't have any so used regular Old Bay. Turned out great anyway! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2012
I've got to agree with one other reviewer - these are not really that tasty. I was looking for a memorable side dish with green beans - and this is just not it. Couldn't really taste the Old Bay seasoning on the beans either. Tried adding grated parmesan cheese and that helped a wee bit. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2012
These were agreeable but certainly nothing extraordinary or memorable. After all when push comes to shove this is still nothing more than seasoned green beans. In consideration of Hubs sensitive innards I substituted cooked and crumbled bacon for the pecans which should have made this even better but these were still rather average green beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2005
AWESOME the only change i made was that I ground up the pecans into meal... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2007
SO SO SO GOOD!!!!! My kids don't like green beans... But they loved this recipe!!! My husband and I loved it too!!!! I didn't change anything and I already make it three times... This is one of my favorite vegetable side dishes. Read More
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