Today is National Chop Suey Day!

No, not THAT “Chop Suey.”

The origins of the Chinese-American stir fry dish are unclear, but its name is Cantonese for “odds and ends,” which is exactly what goes into it. Chop suey has been described as a “hodgepodge” of meat, eggs, and vegetables served over rice or noodles. While it’s a staple in Chinese restaurants, you don’t have to go out to celebrate this food holiday. Making your own healthy version of chop suey is as easy as browning veggies and meat (or tofu for vegetarians), creating a sauce with low sodium soy sauce and cornstarch, and pouring it all over a bowl of chow mein noodles or rice. Traditional chop suey includes bean sprouts, celery, cabbage, and eggs that have been cooked with the vegetables. Check out this recipe from¬†Food Network¬†for inspiration!

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Originally posted 2012-08-29 09:35:46.