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Easy Egg Drop Soup

Egg drop soup is a must when my family eats Chinese food. With my simplified at-home version, my boys can enjoy it whenever they want. —Jona Bleskin, Great Falls, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ancho chili pepper
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the broth, ginger, mustard and chili pepper. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Whisk eggs and water. Turn off the heat. Drizzle beaten eggs into hot broth, without stirring. Let stand for 2-3 minutes or until eggs are set. Remove from the heat and stir.

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  • amsm
    Feb 27, 2019

    I thought that this soup was tasty! I added an extra egg and some onion powder. I also substituted the chili pepper for some cayenne. Very tasty and made a great side to our sandwiches.

  • bereitbach
    May 23, 2013

    I used vegetable broth in place of the chicken and maybe that was the problem, but this soup had no taste. I ended up adding chicken bouillon and almost doubling the seasonings to get any taste. Even then, my husband and daughter didn't care for it so I don't think we'll be using this recipe again.

  • bereitbach
    May 23, 2013

    I used vegetable broth in place of the chicken and maybe that was the problem, but this soup had no taste. I ended up adding chicken bouillon and almost doubling the seasonings to get any taste. Even then, my husband and daughter didn't care for it so I don't think we'll be using this recipe again.

  • shiny0torchic
    Jan 31, 2013

    When I saw this recipe, I realized I had everything on hand except the chili flakes; so with some creamy chicken mushroom egg rolls, out came the egg drop soul as a side. Despite substituting chili powder for the chili flakes, this is the best egg drop soup recipe that I have come across. Next time I make it, I want to try adding green onions, but this dish was fantastic as is.