Egg Drop Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
Makes4 servings (3 cups)
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 green onion, sliced
- In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil over medium heat. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- Reduce heat. Drizzle beaten egg into hot broth, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in onion.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 39 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 714mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
Nov 21, 2019
My crew thought it was too bland as is. So I enhanced with some low sodium soy sauce, white pepper a few drops of sesame oil. Provided tofu and seaweed on the side. I grated some fresh ginger in mine. Purely a matter of personal preference. A good base recipe that can easily be customized.
Oct 31, 2019
I make this every month! It’s very delicious!
Jun 25, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Really simple and quick, really tasty, and definitely more filling than you would think! The onion adds a lot to it. I'd never had egg drop soup before, but I enjoyed this.
Jul 12, 2018
Quick delicious soup.
Dec 7, 2015
Simple and to the point. This makes a great starter for a larger Asian meal or alone as a quick lunch! Found in my Taste of Home Quick Cooking 2007 book. Occasionally, I will add a drop or two or sesame oil to change things up.
Jun 11, 2015
This is a great recipe - simple and direct. The only things I would recommend is pour your eggs through a strainer when adding to the thickened broth. This will give you the "Egg Drop" appearance the Chinese achieve. Also, add white pepper. This completes the flavor profile. I added 1/4 teaspoon to the recipe above and it was just right for us. However, you may have to adjust to your liking. Remember white pepper is a little hotter than black pepper. Add a little and taste and adjust.
Jan 27, 2015
Delicious! The only changes I made were to increase the chicken broth to 4 cups and add 2 green onions.
Feb 20, 2014
I decided to do a Chinese dinner theme and started out with this soup.. My husband and daughter were convinced I bought this from our favorite Chinese restaurant.. It's easy and delicious!
Dec 16, 2012
Tastes good, but I would like it to look a little more yellow.