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P.F. Chang's Garlic Snap Peas

By Todd Wilbur


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Menu Description: "Stir-fried with garlic."

This is a standard side dish at the country's biggest Chinese dinner chain, and it'll take you just a couple minutes to duplicate at home as a good veggie side for any meal, Chinese or otherwise. It's especially good when you're pressed to slam together a last minute vegetable for tonight's dinner. You can use a wok for this, but I always just use a medium-size saute pan. The trick is to saute the snap peas quickly over high heat, tossing often, until they're hot, yet still crispy and bright green. You get the garlic in right at the end, and then quickly pull the pan off the heat so the garlic doesn't scorch. 

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 2 cups fresh sugar snap peas
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
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    • Restaurant/Brand
      P.F. Chang's
    • Instructions

      1. Prepare snap peas by cutting off the tips on each end of the pods.

      2. Preheat oil in a wok or medium skillet over medium/high heat. 

      3. Saute snap peas in oil with salt and black pepper for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, tossing often, until the peas are cooked, but still crispy. The pods should begin to get a few dark brown scorched spots developing on them when they're done. Add the minced garlic, toss a bit more, then immediately pour the snap peas out onto a serving platter. If you keep the garlic in too long it could burn and turn bitter, so don't leave it in the hot pan for any longer than about 10 seconds.

      Serves 2 to 4.

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Geri
Feb 3, 2016, 23:00

We love snap peas and usually eat them plain (or with some ranch dressing). I was looking for something a bit different to go with the chicken I made my family. This hit the spot! I added a bit of soy sauce and also added carrots (which I cooked a bit before adding the peas). YUM! Will definitely be making these again.

Keisha
Jan 6, 2015, 23:00

This was so easy to prepare and clipping the ends really helped to cook and give the peas lots of flavor! I used a dash of soy sauce in place of salt and wow did this taste like authentic p.f. changs veggies. This is definitely my new fav. YUMMY!!! GIVE IT A TRY!