Thursday, January 17, 2013

Chinese Egg Drop Soup

Chinese Egg Drop Soup recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Egg Drop Soup with a flavorful chicken broth base and light wisps of egg throughout is a perfectly light and simple soup. The first time I made this soup, my kids went crazy over it and devoured every single sip. They requested it again the very next day for lunch.

I've made this soup a few times now and the recipe is quite versatile. It doubles nicely and the addition of an extra egg makes it a bit heartier as well.

Egg Drop Soup
recipe adapted from Tyler Florence and For the Love of Cooking
Yield: 6 small servings
(printable recipe)

5 cups chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon freshly minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, adjust to taste
1/4 teaspoon white pepper, freshly ground black pepper will work as well, adjust to taste
2 tablespoons arrowroot or cornstarch, plus 2 tablespoons water
2 eggs, beaten
2 green onions, sliced thin

Combine the chicken stock, ginger and soy sauce in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add salt and pepper to taste. Whisk together the cornstarch and water and pour into the simmering soup. Stir to combine and slightly thicken the soup.

Slowly pour in the beaten eggs, while stirring the soup in one direction. The egg will spread out and feather through the soup. Remove from the heat and add the green onions. Taste once more and adjust seasonings as needed. Enjoy!


Chinese Egg Drop Soup recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


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21 comments:

  1. Love this chinese soup, mostly add chicken and sweet corn to mine. Lovely

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  2. Mmm this sounds delicious! I love a good egg drop soup and it is certainly the perfect accompaniment to these cold days!

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  3. My mom used to make egg drop soup when we were kids and we loved it! It definitely was not like this - I'm pretty sure she used Lipton's soup and just added egg to it - but we loved it just the same. This is perfect to ward off those cold nights we've been having!

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  4. I've never made this but my daughter would flip! This looks perfect - and the photos are incredible. The steam rising from the bowl, the light, fluffy stands of egg, you rock Mary!

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  5. I love this! it's made from such simple ingredients and must taste absolutely delicious!
    Mary x

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  6. So simple and so delicious. I must try this.

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  7. Sounds delicious Mary - Egg drop is always my favorite when we go out but rhe only version we've made at home was Knorrs. Will have to give yours a try.

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  8. I love egg drop soup! This will be a fun one to try!

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  9. One of Alexis' favorites, especially when sick.

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  10. Sounds delicious will definitely try this thanks for posting. This makes an awesome soup when sick it is very soothing and the fresh ground ginger is settling to the stomach.

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  11. can you substitute vegetable broth. I don't eat meat or broth from an animal. thanks

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  12. Egg drop soup is always so delicious. You can also add whole kernel corn from a can as well as some sliced fake crab (Pollock) like they do at Japanese restaurants.

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  13. I like to add really small dices of tofu to it as well as some corn. Makes it a complete meal!

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  14. I just made this with a few modifications because I didn't have everything , at least not fresh and it came out awesome, my 15 year old son said it tastes just like the restaurant we go too...

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  15. Love,love,loved this. My husband and I had great big bowls of it and leftovers today. Had to test this recipe before making it for the rest of the family. Delicious and SO simple.

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  16. Just made this for hubby and I ..DELICIOUS :D it was SO easy too, we added a little Frank's hot sauce for heat, everything else I did the same as the recipe :D

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  17. I make this at least once a week. i make it so much, 15 minutes? give me like 7 lol

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  18. This egg drop has become a regular fave around here!

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  19. I MADE THIS. IT IS DELICIOUS.

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  20. It's cold in Atlanta, and the grocery store is closed. I came across this and thought it would be perfect for dinner. And it was! Great taste and easy to make

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