Egg Drop Soup

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This egg drop soup is so simple to make, you’ll wonder where it’s been your whole life! A healthy, comforting, protein rich soup that will leave you feeling completely satisfied. Egg Drop Soup

Yeah. This recipe makes enough for four people and I ate almost the entire thing. 🙈 I had just made homemade chicken broth the night before and this soup was absolutely calling my name. It takes no time at all to make, although I can’t stress enough, you should use homemade chicken broth with this if at all possible. I’ve got some instructions on how to do that below. It’s effortless. I promise. 

What is Egg Drop Soup

Egg drop soup is made by whisking eggs and drizzling them into a chicken broth mixture on the stove-top as you stir the broth. Seasoning the eggs with toasted sesame oil and a pinch of salt and pepper enhances the flavor. The broth itself is a simple combination of chicken broth, soy sauce, ginger, and an optional addition of oyster sauce, spinach, a sliced hard-boil egg, and diced green onions.

Spinach in Egg Drop Soup

Spinach is not a necessary ingredient in egg drop soup, but it does add color, texture, and flavor. Bok Choy, (Asian Cabbage), would also make a fine addition to this soup instead of the spinach.

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Tofu in Egg Drop Soup

Tofu makes an excellent addition to egg drop soup and adds additional protein to the meal. Simply add it at the same time as the spinach and allow it time to heat up!

Homemade Chicken Broth:

Homemade chicken broth is easy to make at home and makes your soups and stews taste twice as good:

-Take a leftover chicken carcass (even a small rotisserie chicken is great for this), and place the bones and all of the scraps into a medium/large pot.

-Add enough water to cover the chicken by an inch or so. Add in any onions/celery if you have them.

-Cover the pot, leaving a small crack for steam to escape and simmer for an hour or two.

-Place a fine mesh strainer over another large pot and pour the mixture into the strainer, allowing the broth to seep through the strainer into the pot. The remains in the strainer can be discarded.

-Allow the chicken broth to cool and freeze for your future soup needs!

Recipe for Egg Drop Soup

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Servings: 4
Egg Drop Soup
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
 
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Egg Drop Soup

This egg drop soup is so simple to make, you’ll wonder where it’s been your whole life! A healthy, comforting, protein rich soup that will leave you feeling completely satisfied. 

Ingredients
  • 6 cups chicken broth preferably homemade
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 2 cups spinach
To Garnish:
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs* see notes
  • ½ cup green onions diced
Instructions
  1. Heat the chicken broth in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the ground ginger, soy sauce, and oyster sauce.
  2. Add the sesame oil to the whisked eggs along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Stir the chicken broth and slowly pour in the whisked eggs. Continue to stir for a few minutes as the eggs cook.
  4. Stir in the spinach and heat for one additional minute.
  5. Spoon the soup into serving bowls. Cut each hard-boiled egg in half and top each bowl with one along with green onions. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Perfect hard-boiled eggs: Submerge the eggs in 2 inches of cool water in a pot on the stove-top. Gradually bring them to a boil. Once the boil is reached, cover the pot and remove them from the heat, letting them sit for 12 minutes. Perfect.

Tofu is an optional ingredient to egg drop soup and adds additional protein to the meal.

 

Nutrition Information
Calories: 125, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 216mg, Sodium: 1715mg, Potassium: 486mg, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 10g, Vitamin A: 36.8%, Vitamin C: 37.9%, Calcium: 7.6%, Iron: 13.2%