Winged beans, a weird name. In Chinese, we literally call this “four horns beans” – 四角豆
I was surprised to see this in the “Amazing Oriental” supermarket, yes, the name of the supermarket is Amazing Oriental. I think they have several outlets in Netherlands. This supermarket carries some not bad variety of oriental stuffs from different types of sambal, instant noodles, chinese herds in packages, teas, beans, frozen food, Japanese wasabi, and they even have the Nim Jiom Pei Pa Kao.
Usually we stop at the Turkish groenteman first (assuming his veg are cheaper than the big supermarkets, haven’t really compare the prices yet!), then to the Asian supermarket and lastly Jumbo. All the pork bellies and ribs we consume comes from the very friendly butcher opposite Jumbo.
I remember the crunchy winged beans my mother made, Willem never seen the beans before, so I have to get a pack and see if he likes it.
Ingredients (serving 2):
- 10 winged beans – cut into length of about 1,5cm
- 10 dried prawns – soaked and finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
- oil – 2 tablespoon
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat up the wok/pan with 2 tablespoon of oil, add in the dried prawns. Stir fry for about 30 seconds and add the garlic. Stir fry for another 20 seconds.
Add the winged beans and half cup of water, stir fry for few seconds, close the lid for 10 seconds.
Add salt to taste. Mix it well and serve with rice and one or two more dishes.