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Green Bean and Egg Stir Fry

Often times I find that I lack just one more side dish to go with my meal, and this quick and easy green bean and egg stir fry is one of my favorite side dish for this occasion. With only three ingredients, green beans, eggs, and garlic, anyone can easily add another side dish under 20 minutes if you work fast :)

Green Bean and Egg Stir Fry
Green Bean and Egg Stir Fry

If you visit Asian markets and you see beautiful snake beans, you can substitute green beans with snake beans as well. When I was still a child, this is one of the dish that my grandma often prepared for me and my brothers. We can easily eat this with white rice and some kecap manis. For a more grownup taste, you can add sliced jalapeno or serano chili. And if this is prepared for non vegetarians, try adding some ikan teri (tiny Asian anchovies) or small prawns for additional umami.

Green Bean and Egg Stir Fry
Green Bean and Egg Stir Fry

Green Bean and Egg Stir Fry

5.0 from 3 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson





Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 4

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  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 300 gram green beans, cut int 1 inch sections
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper


  1. Heat oil in a skillet/frying pan on medium high heat.
  2. Sauté garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add green beans, stir, cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add beaten eggs, stir so there are no big lumps, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add water, salt, sugar, and white pepper. Mix well. Cook until all water has evaporated. Serve immediately.


  • Harold Burton Harold Burton says:

    I’ve made a lot of similar recipes in my slow cooker. I wouldn’t be able to survive with out my slow cooker. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  • Ashley Jones Ashley Jones says:

    Love your post! Do you ever start w/ frozen g. beef? If so, how much time do you add to the cooking? I have a whole freezer full of g. beef.

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Ashley, there is no ground beef in this recipe, but if you want to, you can always fry the ground beef after frying the garlic until they are no longer pink and stir until nicely separated and not clumping before adding the remaining ingredients.

  • Paul Brown Paul Brown says:

    This was SO delicious!! I followed your exact recipe and I don't think it was too thick at all. It was nice and creamy and the flavors were great! My husband ate two bowlfuls and wanted more. We had plenty for leftovers. Thanks--this is a keeper.

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