American Chop Suey Recipe | How to make American Chop Suey

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Chop suey is originally a Chinese style dish of stewed and fried meat along with bean sprouts and bamboo shoots and onions served with rice. It is a one pot dish that is easy to make and delicious to have for lunch, dinner or snack.

The version of the recipe you see below is a different one adapted to suit India’s spice-loving palate. It has a base of crispy, deep fried noodles that is topped with a saucy spicy soft vegetables. When you have it together, you get a good bite of crunch and spice making it one of the best Indo-Chinese dishes. You can fill this with the goodness of vegetables like capsicum, carrots and cabbage and even mushrooms to make it more nutritious. You can substitute regular button mushrooms with fresh oyster mushrooms which are equally delicious and more nutritious.

Even though this is a pot dish, it requires 20 mins of prep time. You’ll have to chop the vegetables into julienne and also keep the garlic, chillies and ginger chopped and ready before you start cooking. You’ll also need some time to deep fry the noodle nests and allow them to cool slightly before you top it with the saucy vegetables.

How to make American Chop Suey
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American Chop Suey

American Chop Suey is a very popular Chinese snack. It consists of super crunchy noodles base with a mix of sauces on top. The veg version consists only of the vegetables whereas non veg one is made with Chicken.
Course Snacks
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 306 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari

Ingredients

  • 100 grams Noodles (boiled and deep fried)
  • 2 Onions (sliced finely)
  • 2 cups Assorted Vegetables (like capsicum, carrot, french beans and cabbage (shredded))
  • 5 Garlic Cloves (chopped finely)
  • 1 inch Ginger (grated)
  • 2 Green Chillies (slit)
  • 5 tablespoons Corn Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • Water as needed
  • 1 teaspoon Dark Soya Sauce (Mix together the following)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Mix the cornflour adding ¾ cup of water to make a smooth paste. After mixing to a fine paste, keep it aside.

  2. On a low flame, heat the oil in a thick bottom pan.

  3. Sauté the onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies for a couple of minutes on full flame.

  4. Add carrots, capsicum, french beans, and cabbage.

  5. Again stir-fry for few minutes to retain the crunchy bite of vegetables.

  6. Add the sauces mixture and mix up everything well.

    Gravy for American Chop Suey
  7. Finally, add cornflour paste and cook for a couple of minutes.

  8. Add little water if needed.

  9. Switch off the flame.

  10. The sauce thickens upon standing so adjust consistency accordingly.

  11. Serve by placing a portion of fried noodles in an individual plate or bowl.

  12. Pour a few tablespoons of sauce on top and serve immediately so that the noodles do not get soggy.

    How to make American Chop Suey
  13. The sauce topping tastes best when freshly made and served hot whereas the fried noodles can be pre-made and stored for use as needed.

Nutrition Facts
American Chop Suey
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Sodium 234mg 10%
Potassium 379mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 8g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 93.6%
Vitamin C 21.7%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 8.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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