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Egg Drop Soup Recipe

Egg drop soup is one of my favorite appetizers to order when we go out for chinese food.  Whenever I have egg drop soup, it always makes me think of our favorite (and only) chinese restaurant growing up.

We didn't have a large grocery store or Walmart in our town. So every week or two, we would make the trip to HEB in a neighboring town, or if Wal-mart would do, we would take the ferry to a slightly closer town.  My brothers and I preferred taking the ferry which, also meant we could go to our favorite chinese restaurant. (Or pizza hut- depending on our mood...)

Egg drop soup is really easy to make, it's basically 2 ingredients.  Eggs and broth, plus a few flavor enhancers.  Looks yummy doesn't it?

Would you like to give it a try?  Grab your ingredients, and lets give it a whirl!
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Egg Drop Soup Recipe
  • 4 cups chicken broth 
  • 1 tbs of cornstarch
  • 4 egg whites, lightly beaten (You could use the entire egg, but it will make the soup cloudy)
  • 1/4 teaspoon white or black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • A few drops of sesame oil (optional) 
  • 1 -2 green onions, minced (optional)
  • Handful of fried wontons (optional) (I found these over with the salad toppings in the produce area)
  1. In medium saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil over med- high heat. 
  2. While the broth is heating, mix the cornstarch and a bit of water until smooth and add to the broth.
  3. Once the broth has come to a boil, add the white pepper, ginger, salt, and the sesame oil if using. Reduce heat and simmer for about another minute or two.
  4. Remove broth from heat and stir with whisk. 
  5. Pour lightly beaten egg whites into the broth slowly, through the tines of a fork and slowly stir the broth to form the egg ribbons. I tried to make a video of how I add the egg to the broth. I obviously cannot talk, stir and think at the same time, so I opted to turn off my voice and add speech bubbles.  You can see it here.
     6. Top soup with green onions and wontons if desired.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Have you ever tried to make egg drop soup?  Give it a try with this simple recipe.  You will love how easy it is to make! #Eggs #eggdropsoup

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  1. Saw you on the keeping it simple link party and we love egg drop soup. I can't wait to try this!

  2. I love egg drop soup! I like to add some rice right before I eat it also. Either some fried rice or white rice, whatever we have. Can't wait to try this!!

    1. That does sound like a yummy addition.

  3. Mmmmm egg drop soup! This looks delicious! I can't to make it!


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