What’s better than a bowl of warm American Chopsuey for dinner? I bet there’s nothing. A perfect blend of Oriental and western styles. There’s a crispness and also a Savory delicacy taste in the curry served on top. But as this dish might look simple, a little mistake can turn out your Chopsuey into an unexpected disaster. So here in this article, I’ll help you out with the perfect recipe so that it’s easy for you to prepare the dish.
Here, in this article, I’ll share steps that you can follow and make the dish easily at your home. So let’s start with our topic – American Chop Suey Recipe.
American Chop Suey Recipe
American Chopsuey can be prepared in different styles. The original dish is prepared with pasta noodles and beef curry on top. The oriental style Chopsuey is served with vegetable curry instead of a non-vegetarian curry. The noodles are crispy as the noodles are fried, and then a tender gravy is served on top. Looks amazing!!
Let’s now take a look at the recipe step by step. First, let’s take a look at the ingredients to make the American Chop Suey Recipe.
- A pack of Hakka noodles
- Beans, Carrot finely sliced
- Bell Pepper (red and yellow)
- Onion (finely sliced)
- 6-7 cloves of garlic
- 1-2 green chilies (optional)
- 1 small cabbage
- Ginger 1 piece chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons of corn flour
- tomato ketchup
- black pepper
- soy sauce
- chili sauce (green and red)
Let’s now get into cooking, and the first thing is to prepare the noodles. You can use any type of noodle, but the best thing to use is Hakka noodles. You can get these noodles in any convenience store at quite an affordable price. The key to preparing proper noodles is to boil them till it gets a bit firm. Do not overcook the noodles. Boil the noodles only for 3 minutes and not more than that. If you boil it more, it will get soggy. The next step is to prepare crispy noodles. Take the noodles in a large bowl and sprinkle the noodles with corn flour and toss the noodles in corn flour. Then let the noodles air dry for a few minutes, then we’ll proceed with the next step.
Now heat oil in a pan and deep fry the noodles. If it’s just for one serving, then fry altogether. If it’s for 2-3 people, then you need to fry the noodles in batches. You need to keep in mind to drain the excess oil with the help of a paper towel.
How To Make Gravy?
Let’s now take a look at how to make gravy.
The next thing you need to do is to mix 2-3 tablespoons of corn flour with ½ cup of water. Keep it aside for later use.
Now we need to make the gravy. For that, first, boil the carrots and the beans for 3-4 minutes until it turns a bit soft. Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt and then boil the veggies. Now drain out the water and keep it aside.
Now heat oil in a pan and sauté the vegetables. Keep the flame in medium to high heat. Sweat the onions and let the bell pepper get moisten a bit. Now add chopped ginger and minced garlic and saute the vegetables for 20-30 seconds. Now add the boiled carrot and beans and grated cabbage and sauté it for 2 more minutes. It’s time now to add in the seasonings. Now add soy sauce, tomato ketchup, chili sauce, sugar, vinegar, black pepper, and salt.
Now mix all the ingredients well and let it sit for a few seconds. At this moment, add 2 cups of water and let it sit for 3-4 minutes on low flame. Remove the lid and then add the corn flour slurry. Now mix it well, and once the Vegetables get coated well and the color turns richer, turn off the flame.
On a serving plate, place the fried noodles. Now add the vegetable gravy on top of the noodles.
There you go! Your very own American Chopsuey.
American Chop suey Non-Vegetarian
Non-vegetarian American Chop suey is similarly loved and enjoyed just like Vegetarian chop suey. American Chop suey is sometimes originally made with beef, but the chicken recipe is also enjoyed a lot. Here let’s now take a look at the ingredients and the preparation.
- Hakka noodles
- chicken breasts (thinly sliced)
- cabbage (grated)
- onion (sliced)
- ginger (diced)
- garlic (finely chopped)
Marinate the chicken with black pepper, salt, corn starch, soy sauce, and vinegar. Combine all the ingredients well and keep them aside for 30 minutes.
Boil the noodles for 3 minutes and then drain out the excess water. Fry the noodles in medium flame and wipe off the excess oil with a paper towel.
Heat up some oil in a pan and add carrot, onion, and capsicum. Saute it for 3-4 minutes and then remove the vegetables from the pan. Add the marinated chicken and cook well for 6-7 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked. Until it turns golden brown, add sliced onion and cabbage and saute it well. Add diced ginger and garlic and cook well. Now add soy sauce, tomato sauce, chili sauce, vinegar, and the sauteed carrot and capsicum. Combine well. Add salt and pepper and add some water. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Serve the gravy on top of the noodles, and enjoy!!
Tips and Tricks To Make the Perfect American Chop Suey Recipe
Accumulating some tips and tricks together so that you can make your plate of Chopsuey perfectly.
- To make the crispy noodles, make sure you cook the noodles while it is 80% cooked and not more than that.
- In order to make the noodles crispy, you have to fry the noodles on medium flame deep because if you cook the noodles on high flame, the noodles will turn brown immediately, but they won’t turn crispy or they won’t taste well.
- Do not fry the noodles on low flame, as it will soak up all the oil.
- You can cook the noodles in larger batches as well.
- Some side dishes or Indo-Chinese dishes that go well can be paired with this dish. The dishes are chicken Manchurian, chili garlic pork, steak, and chili chicken.
Now it’s time to wrap things up finally. This dish is quite easy to make, and you can make this for dinner, parties, or any get-together as well. Impress your guests with your culinary skills by trying out this dish. As this dish is easy to make, and you can make this from scratch.
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