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Egg Drop Soup Recipes

4 Tempting Egg Drop Soup Recipes That'll Make You Slurp

Egg drop soup is a favorite Chinese delicacy. This article lists some easy recipes for you to try.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
There's nothing like a bowl of hot egg drop soup to warm you up on a chilly winter morning. It tastes great and it has fantastic health benefits. It's really easy to make authentic Chinese egg drop soup with just a few simple ingredients. The basic ingredients are eggs, chicken broth, and boiled water. However, you can add a variety of condiments like black pepper, ginger, garlic, chives, and scallions if you like.

Recipe # 1
Ingredients:
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 stalk scallion (chopped)
  • 1 pound clams
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon ginger (ground)
  • Salt and white pepper
Preparation:

In a medium-sized pan, bring the chicken broth and water to a boil. Stir in the sesame oil, ginger, and chives into the pan. Sprinkle salt and white pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. Pour a thin stream of the beaten eggs into the broth. In order to make thin shreds, stir the beaten eggs around the pan in a clockwise direction. Let it simmer for 2 minutes. After the eggs are cooked, you can add the clams and the seasonings. Stir in the chopped scallions. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe # 2
Ingredients:
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 ripe tomatoes (seeded and chopped)
  • 3 slices Italian semolina bread (toasted)
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 onions (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp parsley (chopped)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
Preparation:

Heat oil in a wok or saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, sauté, and stir for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and stir in the tomatoes. After 2 minutes, add the chicken broth, bay leaf, and salt. Stir over low heat. Let it simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Remove the bay leaf from the pan and stir in the beaten eggs in a clockwise direction. Let it simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Place a slice of semolina bread in each bowl. Ladle the soup into a bowl and garnish with parsley. Serve hot.

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe # 3
Ingredients:
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp sherry
  • 1 fresh ginger (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 oz. dried egg noodles
  • 2 stalk scallions (sliced)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper
Preparation:

In a medium-sized pan, heat the chicken stock. Add the sherry, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic, and bring to a boil. Stir in the noodles and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Stir the soup in clockwise direction and add the beaten eggs in a steady stream. Simmer uncovered until the eggs are cooked. Remove from heat. Add sesame oil and sprinkle the scallions. Add a dash of pepper and serve hot.

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe # 4
Ingredients:
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 medium tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper
Preparation:

Soak the mushrooms in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain and discard the stems. Cut the mushrooms into small pieces and keep aside. Bring the vegetable stock to a boil in a medium-sized pan. Add the spinach and stir occasionally. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, and white pepper. Add tomatoes and mushroom, and cook until tender. Pour in the beaten eggs in a steady stream, stirring in a clockwise direction. Garnish with green onions and serve hot.

Number of Servings: 3

The simplicity and flavor of the soup makes it all the more special. Try these recipes and make delicious soup in just a few minutes.
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