Egg Drop Soup

Adding a beaten egg to soup is a quick way to yummy up any soup!  However I didn’t learn the trick to get beautiful egg drop until I was in my 20s and David learned just yesterday…  Here is our simple recipe for egg drop soup.  Super quick and a nice ending to any meal.


Ingredients

  • Green onions or chives
  • 2 small tomatoes: sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 cup chicken stock


Prep work:

  1. Crack egg into small bowl and beat it using a fork (you can use chopsticks, but I always use a fork – extra tongs!)
  2. Cut up tomatoes into slices
  3. Chop green onion or chives (My picture only shows green parts because I needed all the whites part for another recipe.  For the soup, use the whole onion!)

Cooking:

  1. Add chicken stock to pan over high heat, wait until boiling.
  2. Add in tomatoes, wait until boiling.
  3. Add in dissolved corn starch, wait until boiling.
  4. Slowly add in beaten egg while stirng the soup.
  5. As soon as soup starts to boil, turn off heat (maybe 10 seconds).
  6. Add in chopped green onion.
  7. Taste soup and add additional salt to suit your taste

Important:

  • DO NOT skip the step where you dissolve the corn starch in cold water.  Adding corn starch to hot water will not get the same result.
  • For best results, do not let soup reach rolling boil once egg is added.  I think this destroys the texture of the egg.
  • Heat up as much stock as you would like, 1 egg will be enough weather you are feeding 2 people or 6 people.

Home cooking means getting your own way:

  • This soup can be made with other vegetables – easiest would be to add frozen corn and/or peas.  Just add  a handful or a cup of  frozen corn kernels right in!
  • Some people like to add ginger to this soup.  I personally like to have the ginger used in making the stock.  But also I don’t like ginger-y soup.
  • If you don’t have chives or green onion, skip it!
  • Some people like to add green onion very early.  I think this cause the onion to become over cooked and lose its flavor and color.  But you may want to do this if you don’t like the taste of raw onions.
  • If you like sesame oil, you can add a few drops to the bowl once you are ready to serve.

You can use store bought chicken stock.  Or you can make your own!  (recipe for what to do with the chicken used for making stock – coming soon!)

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