Stir Fried String Beans And Zucchini

Course : Beans
Serves: 4
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1 pound fresh green beans
2 tablespoons corn oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 medium unpeeled zucchini -- (3/4 lb), cut into -- 1/4 inch slices
1/4 cup chicken stock -- fresh or canned
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon chicken stock
1 tablespoon chopped canned pimiento or fresh sweet red pepper

Preparation / Directions:

Snap off and discard the ends of the beans and cut beans into 2 inch pieces. Place in a 10 to 12 inch skillet over high heat for 30 seconds. Pour in the oil, swirl it about in pan and heat for another 30 seconds; turn heat down to moderate if oil begins to smoke. Drop string beans into skillet and stir fry 3 minutes. Add the salt, sugar, lemon juice and zucchinip stir fry 2 minutes longer. Pour the 1/4 cup chicken stock over vegetables and cook covered over mod. heat 3 minutes. In a cup mix the cornstarch with the 1 tablespoon chicken stock and stir into the vegetable mixture. Stir over moderately low heat 1 to 2 minutes until vegetables are coated with a light, clear glaze. Stir pimiento into vegetables and remove from heat. Pour vegetables onto a heated platter and serve at once.

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