Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Egg Drop Soup

Rather than canned dog food, we mix the dry food with cooked chicken for our pups and, as a result, we make a lot of good chicken broth and Bev decided she wanted to turn some into egg drop soup.  I went online and found a recipe from The Woks Of Life that sounded easy and good.  I followed the recipe as written except as noted and I increased it by 50% to match our amount of chicken broth. You can click on the above link for the original recipe and more pics like this.

Egg Drop Soup


6 cups chicken stock

3/4 teaspoon sesame oil soy sauce

1 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon sugar

1/8 teaspoon white pepper

¾ teaspoon turmeric (Or 5 drops yellow food coloring. Optional, but if you want "the look…")

4½ tablespoons cornstarch mixed with ½ cup water

5 eggs (lightly beaten)

2 scallion (chopped)


1. Bring the chicken stock to a simmer in a medium soup pot and stir in the sesame oil, salt, sugar, and white pepper. 

2. Add in the turmeric or 5 drops of yellow food coloring, if using. This will give the soup that rich restaurant-style yellow color, but it is optional. Taste the soup, and adjust the seasoning if needed.

3. Next add the cornstarch and water mixture. Make sure the cornstarch and water is mixed well, as the cornstarch settles very quickly. Stir the soup continuously as you drizzle in the slurry, or you'll get clumps of cooked starch in your soup.

4. Now we're ready for the most exciting part: the egg. This recipe calls for the egg to be lightly beaten, which results in both white and yellow egg swirls. The speed at which you stir the soup when adding the egg also determines whether you get large “egg flowers” or small egg flowers (i.e. swirly bits of egg). Use a ladle to stir the soup in a circular motion, and slowly drizzle in the egg until you have added it all.

Ladle the soup into bowls, top with scallions and fried wontons.

The Verdict:

We all thought it was delicious and as good as any we’ve had in a restaurant and the second best part was how extremely easy it was to make.  This will have to be a regular for us especially since it’s low carb and only 109 calories per serving.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. I have never had this soup but it sure looks delicious. I like how easy this is to make also

  2. Looks tasty! My daughter has been making this a lot recently. It's such a tasty & filling soup.

  3. Larry, This is something that we've never tried at home and your egg drop soup looks really great! From a dietary viewpoint, its a win as well... Hope you're doing well with the weight loss program but it sure looks like it based on your recent posts. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  4. Don't think I've ever made this at home. And it's always my choice of soups when we dine Asian.


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