Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Stir Fried Purple Pole Beans

Stir fried purple pole beans with arabiki sausage and brown rice

Well, damn.  What happened to the purple color in these purple pole beans?  It's almost as if the processing (cutting and cooking) pulled out majority of the pigment from them.  If I showed you this picture without saying anything, you'd probably say those were regular green beans, right?

These beans came from my container garden.  I moved recently, to a location that doesn't have space for a garden.  I was bummed, but oh well. That's life, you move on and pivot.  During this move, I gave my garden to one of my really good friends.  She has a big yard and has a lot of space for them.  The pole beans had just started flowering when they moved.  When I payed her a visit, beans had grown!  She let me take the first harvest and these are it.

Purple pole bean harvest
It's a super simple side dish that almost doesn't even need a recipe.  But anywho, here it is.

  • 6 purple pole beans, ends trimmed and sliced diagonally
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • dash of salt
  • dash of ground black pepper
  1. Prepare ingredients as indicated above (trim, slice, chop).
  2. Heat frying pan.
  3. Add oil.
  4. Add garlic and stir quickly.
  5. Add sliced beans quickly after beans so that the garlic doesn't burn.  (If it burns, it will be bitter.) Stir fry.
  6. Add salt and pepper.
  7. Stir fry.
  8. Enjoy!
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