Myanmar Style Long Bean Salad

Serves     2-4

Ingredients

1⁄2 lb. long beans cut thinly lengthwise on the bias into 2″ pieces 1 1⁄2 cups peanut oil
2 shallots, very thinly sliced
2 Tbs. finely chopped roasted peanuts
4 1⁄2 tsp. fish sauce
1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
2 tsp. sugar
Salt


Directions

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add long beans, cook until crisp-­‐tender, about 1 minute. Drain long beans; rinse under cold running water; set aside.

Heat oil in a small pot over medium heat until temperature reaches 325° on a deep-­‐fry thermometer. Add shallots and fry, stirring, until golden, 3-­‐4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer shallots to a paper towel-­‐lined plate. Reserve the frying oil.

In a medium bowl, toss together the long beans, peanuts, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and 1 Tbs. of the frying oil (reserve remaining oil for another use). Season the salad with salt to taste. Sprinkle shallots on top of the salad just before serving.


Country:
Myanmar


Notes and Instructions

Prepared by Karen O’Brien, DFW Member