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Until recently, most food historians agreed "chop suey" was created in the USA in the late 19th century. A closer examination of Chinese texts suggests the recipe may indeed have originated in Canton.
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By the 20th century, Americanized chop sueycasseroles totally devoid of any Oriental ingredients, became an economical family supper staple. Regional variations Polish Chop Suey reflected local taste and old world ingredients.
It has been common wisdom to say that chop suey The stir-fried hash was invented, according to tradition, in a San Francisco restaurant during the wee hours one morning when a rowdy group of holidaying iners would not hear of the Chinese cook's plea that he had no food.
Rather than risk a drubbing, the cook concocted chop suey of the day's scraps. At least one Chinese authority It does seem hard to believe that a people wracked by poverty had not thought to put together "miscellanious stuff" before they arrived at the "Golden Mountain.
Conlin [University of Nevada Press: Conlin's alternate theory is confirmed here: Toisan is an rural district south of Canton, the home for most of the early immigrants from Kwangtung to California. The name is Cantonese tsap seui Mandarin tsa sui"Miscellaneous scraps.
Noodles are often included. Bean sprouts are almost invariably present, but the rest of the dish varies according to whatever is around. The origin myth of chop suey is that it was invented in San Francisco, when someone demanded food late at night at a small Chinese restaurant.
Out of food, the restaurant cooked up the day's slops, and chop suey was born. The "someone" can be a Chinese dignitary, a band of drunken miners, a San Francisco political boss, and so on.
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A stir fried celebration of authentic, modified, exotic, and mainstream cuisine. Every dish tells a story. Early American chop sueys mirrored original intent by featuring Oriental ingredients. They were considered exotic fare. Before long, "Americanized" versions, built with familiar ingredients ground beef, tomatoes, macaronislipped into the pot.
Any random economical dish composed of various ingredients could be called "chop suey. Mainstream American chop suey recipes divide neatly into two categories: The common thread is "making do" with what's on hand tonight.
The concept motivating this particular recipe transcends time, geography, culture and cuisine. Polish chop suey is found in Milwaukee.
New England-style American chop suey is arguabley inspired by Italian cuisine. Could it be that "chop suey" was at one time the collective Anglo-American name for anything foreign? Of course the "real" chop suey is American, too, a nineteenth-century creation, its said, of the Chinese who cooked for men laying the track for the Pacific Railroad.
This altogether different, twentieth-century chop suey enjoyed a certain faddishness in the teens and '20s. This recipe is reprinted from the Larkin Housewives Cook Book Larkin, as this recipe makes clear, not only processed and packaged a wide array of food but also sold a variety of kitchen gadgets.
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There has always been a premium on one-pot sautes or quick stews, and these have sometimes acquired fanciful names like slumgullion perhaps from Salmagundior mulligan stew perhaps from slumgullionor Finnish American mojakaYou can order on-line.
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