Egg Drop Soup; Wholesome And Warm Egg Soup For Dinner
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Chinese cuisine's egg drop soup is made with thinly beaten eggs and chicken broth. The soup is frequently garnished with ingredients like tofu, scallions, and finely chopped black or white pepper. In order to make the soup, thin, silken strands or flakes of the cooked egg are added to the boiling broth in a thin stream just before it is finished heating. One of the most popular soups in American Chinese cuisine is egg drop soup, which is sometimes listed on menus as egg blossom soup, which is a literal translation of its Chinese name. It can be thickened by adding cornflour.


  1. 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock or low-sodium broth (32 ounces)
  2. Flavouring extras (optional, see below)
  3. Salt, tamari, or soy sauce
  4. Soup extras (optional, see below)
  5. 2 to 4 large eggs
  6. 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch, divided

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  1. Over medium-high heat, bring the stock to a boil in a medium saucepan. If adding more flavourings, do so in the saucepan (put the smaller flavouring extras like peppercorns in a tea ball or cheesecloth sachet first). Medium-low heat should be used to simmer for 15 minutes. Eliminate and discard the surplus seasoning. If necessary, taste and add salt, tamari, or soy sauce.
  2. Add any extra ingredients to the soup and simmer for 5 minutes. If using scallions, save some to sprinkle on top of the soup before serving. In the meantime, mix the eggs with 1 teaspoon of cornflour in a small bowl using a fork.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the final 1 tablespoon of cornflour. Take about 1/4 cup of the broth and pour it into a basin; stir until the cornflour is completely dissolved. When the soup no longer tastes starchy, add this combination back into it and simmer for a minute or two.
  4. Pour the eggs slowly through the tines of the whisked fork while holding it over the bowl and gently swirling the broth with a wooden spoon with your other hand. For a few seconds, let the soup simmer undisturbed to let the eggs cook through. If preferred, garnish the dish with thinly sliced scallions and serve right away.