Monday, June 26, 2006

2nd attempt failed :(

I really wanted to replicate those crunchy french beans that I had in one of those eatery in 1 Utama last year. It was really good. Today, I attempted it again, this time trying out the deep fried method. Guess what, I flopped! If anyone tasted this somewhere and know how, please SHOUT. Photobucket
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9 comments:

  1. Edith, crunch french beans means its actually half cooked. To achieve that, your wok must be really hot with oil and aromatics(ginger or garlic), then add french beans. The fire must be high..quickly stir fry for a good 3 to 5 mins. Add salt according to your taste..and voila..! from the pix, I can see its overcooked.going limp.

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  2. sometimes you get a better recipe by exactly experimenting

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  3. You are right Yasser, I will definitely keep on trying till I get it.

    Gina, my first trial was the same way as yours. The one I tried was exactly how you described, LOOK overcooked and limped but YET they are crunchy. Magic isn't it?

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  4. It may not taste as good but we still cleaned it up for you..

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  5. hi, PM, hmm...crunchy french beans.. gina is right, they are generally half-cooked and you need a hot wok and quick stir-frying... try and try again :-)

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  6. eatzycath, those that I ate before looks limp and etc and yet crunchy. But I will continue to try till I get it. Thanks for dropping by.

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  7. not always half cook but i think Gina is right. The heat must be high. Heat up wok first, add oil and down the necessary item to saute. Down goes ur french bean and a quick saute and seasoning. Cooked but still crunchy French Bean. In commercial, they actually, blanch in hot oil.

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  8. Thanks all three for the tips. I will try again to see whether I can achieve the same as what I have tasted.

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  9. If u like it to look really photo savvy green, add a pinch of soda bicarbonate, that will do the trick.

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