Egg Drop Soup- Restaurant Style

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This simple, inexpensive egg drop soup recipe was inspired by the incessant nagging of teenage son who was craving a taste of his favorite Chinese restaurant. A wonderfully fast recipe that costs less than $3 to prepare for the entire family and tastes like authentic Chinese cuisine.

You Will Need:
* 6 cups chicken broth
* 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
* 2 tablespoons chopped Scallions or finely minced onion
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
* 2 eggs
* dash White pepper

Pour all but 1/2 c. of cold chicken broth into a large saucepan over medium heat. Add salt, ginger and scallions (or onion) into the saucepan, and bring to a rolling boil.
In a small bowl, stir together the remaining 1/2 c. cold broth and cornstarch until smooth, pour into the boiling broth, stirring constantly, until thickened. about 2 minutes.
In another small bowl, whisk the eggs with a fork. Drizzle egg very slowly through the tines of a fork directly into the bubbling soup, which will create very thin slivers of egg.
The egg will cook instantly.

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Remove from heat add dash white pepper, stir well and serve immediately.

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3 Comments

    • It was cold and raining here today so I decided to make this…huge hit in our house, the whole pot was gone!

      Egg Drop Soup is also great with carrots, peas and bamboo shoots added to it. I don’t like the taste of Peas but in this soup I don’t taste them and it’s great! I always use frozen mixed carrots and peas.

  1. We make this several times a month! Some great add ins are frozen wanton (1.00 premodern for 12 at dollartree, can be made for less if making a large batch and freezing) and a splash of soy sauce, celery, bamboo shoots, and mung bean spouts, or to keep it simple, tiny fideo noodles ( found in the Hispanic food section at your grocery, these 58 cents for 7 oz pkg.)

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