Chinese Egg Drop Soup

Chinese Egg Drop Soup

20 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 90% would make again

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1 Egg; (Room Temperature)
2 c Chicken broth

Original recipe makes 2



Heat the broth in a saucepan until it boils vigorously. Reduce the heat to a slow simmer (bubbles form and collapse BELOW the surface of the liquid). Break the egg into a cup and beat very lightly (just enough to combine yolk and white). Hold the cup in one hand, about 5 inches above the soup, while gently swirling the fork in WIDE circles in the soup with the other.

Slowly pour a thin stream of egg into the soup, catching the egg with the fork (in the soup) and drawing it into wide circles in the soup. Interrupt the pouring several times so as to form several long, filmy threads. Season to taste. Add a generous squeeze of lemon. Serve immediately.

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Wonderful. My kids wanted it twice this week ready. My daughter said it wasn't as thick as the one in the restaurant, so I may add flour next time. Always love a quick recipe with only a few ingredients.
LavenderWand 3y ago

Everyone loved it!! I used 4 c water and 3 chicken bullion cubes with two eggs - it was awesome!!
cmk4 3y ago

I made this tonight for dinner and my whole family loved it! I will definitely be making this again :-)
tiffanygomez 3y ago

Delish! Loved it :). Added some cabbage in it also.
Zombiemassacre6 3y ago

Awesome. Added a steamfresh bag of peas carrots corn and green beans to hearty it up. Will make again!
Sabdelfa 3y ago

Who knew that this recipe was that simple!! I added some sprouts, green onions, and tomato just to make it a little more hearty and stretch it out for my family of 5. The basic soup recipe is one that I'll keep on hand!!
OlenAmazing 4y ago

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