Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tasty Tuesday - Chop Suey


It's time for Tasty Tuesday, a blog carnival featuring, what else? Food! Today I thought I would share another classic recipe from when I was growing up.


This recipe is one my mom used during my teen years. Since we hardly ever ate Chinese food, this was an exotic recipe for our family.


CHOP SUEY


1 chicken

2 TBSP flour

1/3 stick butter

3 slices bacon (chopped)

2 bunches celery (cut in 2"pieces)

1 onion finely chopped

1 can bean sprouts


Boil chicken and cut in pieces. Reserving liquid for stock. Melt butter in frying pan, add flour and brown. Add chopped bacon, onion, and celery. Cook until soft.

Add bean sprouts, chicken, and 1 cup stock. Cook until sauce is reduced and all ingredients well blended. Serve over rice.


Mom and my sister are coming to the midwest to visit me next month. I think I'll serve them this dish and see if it sparks any memories!


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6 comments:

Kara said...

This sounds really yummy, especially with the bacon!

Wendy said...

This sounds really tasty! Anything with bacon has to be good, I think. I collect vintage cookbooks and I loved your comment about "exotic" recipes, there are so many where they add maybe a teaspoon of soy sauce and you just know they were really pushing the envelope! It's cute. :)

Thanks for the sweet words of encouragment on my blog, have a great day!

Mandy said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for leaving me a comment of support on my WFMW post! Another book addict! Yeah! I love the description you wrote of yourself. It's great!

Lisa said...

I will have to try that - I've never had much luck with Chinese food, but this sounds easy!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope you'll come back often.

Lisa

Muthering Heights said...

Yum, that sounds tasty!

PrairieCottageRose said...

Sounds delicious! I've always made it with hamburger, but can't wait to try it with chicken. You did a great job writing your profile!