1 lb. green beans, trimmed
4 strips of bacon, chopped
1 onion, thinly sliced
1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
3 thai chiles, minced
2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1/4 cup water
sesame oil, optional
toasted black sesame seeds, optional
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook for about 3 minutes, or until beans are a bright green. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet over medium to medium high heat, cook the bacon until crisp, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towel-lined plate and set aside. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease from the pan and add onion. Cook until softened, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Stir in the ginger, Thai chiles, sweet chili sauce, fish sauce, and water. Add green beans and toss to coat. Saute for 5-10 minutes, until water evaporates, the sauce thickens, and the beans become tender.
Stir in bacon and sprinkle with sesame oil and sesame seeds.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Peggy, My Fiance Likes It So It Must Be Good!, Louisville, Kentucky, August 12, 2011