Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup

tialeanne Posts: 186 Member
We got this recipe on and tried it last week. FABULOUS and super low calorie. And it's already in the food database!

Here's the url: drop soup&e8=Quick Search&event10=1&e7=Home Page


4 cups chicken broth, divided
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 eggs
1 egg yolk


Reserve 3/4 cup of chicken broth, and pour the rest into a large saucepan. Stir the salt, ginger and chives into the saucepan, and bring to a rolling boil. In a cup or small bowl, stir together the remaining broth and cornstarch until smooth. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and egg yolk together using a fork. Drizzle egg a little at a time from the fork into the boiling broth mixture. Egg should cook immediately. Once the eggs have been dropped, stir in the cornstarch mixture gradually until the soup is the desired consistency.

Calories: 64 for 1/4th of the recipe


  • ElizaGeorge
    ElizaGeorge Posts: 140 Member
    Do you know what the sodium for this recipe is by chance? Sounds delicious!
  • Kalynx
    Kalynx Posts: 707 Member
    Do you know what the sodium for this recipe is by chance? Sounds delicious!

    Probably very reasonable, I quick calculated 148 per serving for sodium just by adding up the 1/4 tsp of salt and what the 2.5 eggs would be...but I didnt really consider if a yolk has more or less than an egg white lol.
  • tialeanne
    tialeanne Posts: 186 Member
    Do you know what the sodium for this recipe is by chance? Sounds delicious!

    According to allrecipes it's 183mg
  • twiglips
    twiglips Posts: 136 Member
    sounds delicious! thanks for sharing!
  • KaleidoscopeEyes1056
    KaleidoscopeEyes1056 Posts: 2,996 Member
    Definitely going to have to try this!
  • wendyrn1
    wendyrn1 Posts: 28 Member
  • Yes2HealthyAriel
    Yes2HealthyAriel Posts: 453 Member
  • BibiFit03
    BibiFit03 Posts: 38 Member
    Sounds good :)
  • giggles7706
    giggles7706 Posts: 1,491 Member
  • Antjebeth08
    Antjebeth08 Posts: 42 Member
    I love egg drop soup so really going to need to try this. It is way too hot out right now though.
  • Pea4jjab
    Pea4jjab Posts: 216 Member
  • _Sally_
    _Sally_ Posts: 514 Member
    Thanks for posting! I made this for dinner tonight and it is a winner!

    (it even came out OK even though I messed up and used an extra egg white instead of an extra egg yolk).

    I used arrow root instead of cornstarch for my thickener and I also thickened it before adding the eggs (some of the comments on allrecipes said to do so for better egg consistency).
  • Funsoaps
    Funsoaps Posts: 514 Member
    It would also taste good with some drops of sesame oil.
  • pkralev
    pkralev Posts: 17 Member
  • vade43113
    vade43113 Posts: 836 Member
  • emdeegan
    emdeegan Posts: 219 Member
    try adding a bit of chopped napa cabbage to it.. divine!
  • fabi8081
    fabi8081 Posts: 232 Member
    bump gotta try