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Three-times-fried-beans

Asian kitchen is one of our favorites, therefore something chinese comes to our table regularly. This recipe takes a bit of your time, but tastes fantastic. Not only good with chinese food, but also with nasi.

4 portions

Ingredients:
1 chickenstock cube
150 ml water
500 g green beans
3 tbsp oil
25 g butter
6 garlic cloves, pressed
2 spring-onions, cut into small rings
2 tbspl soysauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp dry sherry

Preparation:
Put the oven on 150°C.
Dissolve the stockcube in the water, in a big cooking pot on medium heat. Put the beans in and braise until almost all liquid has dissolved. Turn the beans while braising.
Put oil and butter in a casserole on high heat. Put in garlic and spring onions and fry for about ½ minute. Put in the means und stirr until they are fully covered in grease. Sprinkle soysauce, sherry and sugar on the beans and bake for 1 minute.
Put the casserole in the oven for 20 minutes. The beans will be getting a nice dark color and will develop a lovely intense taste.

Costs: ca. € 0,60 per portion

Nutritional value (approximately, calculated with an online calculation chart)
Kcal/KJ: 238/997
Protein (gr): 5
Fat (gr): 17
Carbohydrates (gr): 13
sugar (gr): 7
Fibers (gr): 4

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Spicy „Kung Po“ chicken

2 portions

Ingredients:
2 chickenbreasts
3 garlic cloves
3 spring onions
6 slices fresh ginger
5 dried chili´s
1 eggwhite
pale medium dry sherry (or cooking wine)
soysauce
vinegar
sesame oil
3 dl oil
50 g peanuts
sambal/chili paste
salt, pepper

Preparation:
Cut the chicken breast into cubes. Whisk the eggwhite with 1 tbsp sherry, salt and pepper. Put in the chicken and let marinate for 30 minutes. Chop the springonions, garlic and ginger very small. Make a sauce from 2 tbsp soysauce, ½ tsp sesame oil and 1 tbsp water.
Put the wok on the stove on high heat. Roast 50 g peanuts until they smell nice and aromatic. Take the peanuts out of the wok and set aside.

Put 3 dl oil in the wok. Sear the chickenbreast until golden brown. Take out of the wok with a skimmer and drain on kitchenpaper. Leave 2 tbsp of oil in the wok and pour the rest in a separate bowl or pan. Preserve for later usage.
Reheat the 2 tbsp of oil again. Stirfry the chili very short, then put in the garlic, ginger and springonions. Stirr for about 1 minute, then put in 2 full tsp of sambal and the soysauce mixture. Put in the chicken and stirr for about 1 – 2 minutes. Sprinkle the peanuts on and serve.

Great side dishes are rice and a (cucumber)salad.

Costs: ca. € 2,65 per portion

Nutritional value
(approximately, calculated with an online calculation chart)
Kcal/KJ: 434/1822
Protein (gr): 41
Fat (gr): 20
Carbohydrates (gr): 18
sugar (gr): 4
Fibers (gr): 6