Egg Drop Soup

by Michelle on April 28, 2010

I specifically remember the first time I ate in a Chinese Restaurant. We were living in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and my Mom and I were in Akron for a day of shopping. We lingered a little bit longer then expected and my Mom decided we should stop for dinner. She found a tiny Chinese Restaurant and that’s when I had my first taste of Egg Drop Soup and it was wonderful.

We are so lucky because I have a friend, Wendy, who owns The Chinese Palace, our local Chinese restaurant and she makes the best Egg Drop Soup. And if anyone is not feeling well, Wendy’s soup works just as good as any prescription from the doctor! But this time I decided to try to make some Egg Drop Soup and not only was it delicious, it was fun!

Egg Drop Soup

6 cups chicken broth
1/8 tsp fresh ginger, minced
3 green onions, chopped (save some of the chopped green tops for garnish)
1 1/2 TBL cornstarch
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
Salt to taste

1. Pour all but 1 cup of chicken stock into a large heavy bottomed soup pot.
2. Add the ginger and green onions and bring to a boil.
3. In a small bowl stir together the remaining 1 cup of chicken stock and cornstarch until smooth. Set aside.
4. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and egg yolk until well beaten. In a thin stream, drizzle the egg a little at a time into the boiling stock.
5. Gradually stir in the cornstarch mixture until the soup is the desired consistency.
6. Season with salt to taste.
7. Garnish with chopped green onion tops. Serve hot.

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  • Krista April 28, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Oh Michelle, I like this very, very much. :-) It sounds so comforting and soothing today. :-)

  • Joanne April 28, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I usually find egg drop soups semi-bland but I know this just couldn’t be what with the abundance of ginger and chives. Utterly fantastic!

  • lynn April 28, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Your new blog home is lovely, Michelle! Happy housewarming :) I printed out the soup recipe. It looks like a great dish to make when you have no idea what to have for dinner and don’t have a lot in the fridge to work with. Thanks for sharing it.

  • kanmuri April 28, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Looks delicious. The perfect soup for a lazy weekend. I have chicken broth in my freezer and I think I’ll give this soup a try!

  • Kat April 28, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I am going to have to make this soup. I looks delicious. I still am amazed at how close we lived as youth and also some of the same ancestrial linage!! Small world.

  • MaryMoh April 28, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Oooh…my family’s favourite soup. It’s very delicious. My children can eat this everyday. Yours look very delicious.

  • tasteofbeirut April 29, 2010 at 12:28 am

    with the ginger and chives this soup is a winner in my book; why do i never think of making it? it is so easy! looks lovely too.

  • Angie's Recipes April 29, 2010 at 4:46 am

    This is so delicious and Chinese to me…I grew up eating soup..the only slight difference is that my mum would add some tomato wedges in it…so the soup tastes a bit sour, quite pleasant though. So appetizing, esp. for a summer lunch.

    p.s. I didn’t get updated with this entry…..did you change your feed url?

  • Mimi April 29, 2010 at 4:50 am

    That is the best looking egg drop soup.
    Mimi

  • Sophie April 29, 2010 at 7:22 am

    I had never heard from this soup before but this soup looks so apart & so tasty too!

    I think it really fills you up!

    Thanks, Michelle!!

    Kisses from Brussels!

  • Barbara Bakes April 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    What a great new look. Love the try one of my favorites at the bottom and the cupcake in your header. This soup looks so easy and delicious. I don’t know why I haven’t made egg drop soup before.

  • Jenny Flake April 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    YUMMY egg drop soup! One of my favorites!

  • Joanna April 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Loving the new look, Michelle! I dig the text box for the recipes! Must try that one. And the soup, too :)

  • Cookin' Canuck April 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I love how easy and comforting this soup is. Great photo!

  • Maria April 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I have never made egg drop soup. I will be trying it now!

  • LilSis April 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I love egg drop soup, but have never made it. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll be trying it soon!

  • Tracy April 29, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    This looks great! Perfect for lunch, mmm.

  • Denise@TogetherWeSave April 29, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Oh my this sounds wonderful!

  • mrs c April 29, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    i love egg drop soup especially when I am sick! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  • Jen @ How To: Simplify April 29, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    What a great looking soup! I have a funny story about Cuyahoga, too. I was driving to Michigan with a friend from Ohio. We passed the Cuyahoga River and I read the sign aloud. My friend immediately started laughing. It turns out, I completely butchered the name and she hasn’t let me live it down to this day. Whenever I head up to Michigan I always have a good laugh when I drive over the Cuyahoga River bridge.

  • kat April 29, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Oh that looks so comforting!

  • Danielle April 29, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I had no idea it would be so simple! I’m starving and this isn’t helping LOL

  • Fuji Mama April 30, 2010 at 12:43 am

    I’m a huge fan of egg drop soup! I seriously could make a pot and eat the whole pot by myself. Yours looks fabulous–good choice on the amount of ginger…nom, nom, nom!

  • rebecca April 30, 2010 at 1:02 am

    love egg drop soup

  • Susan April 30, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Michelle-You had me howling over the “gnarly dude” :) I adore egg drop soup, The richer the broth, the better I like it! Great photo and recipe! I have never tried it, but I will now!

  • Biz April 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Where is the Chinese Palace?? Somewhere around here? We went to New Hunan in Carpentersville last night – kind of a sketchy neighborhood, but the food was good!

    I’ll have to try this – its one soup I’ve never tried to make on my own!

    Enjoy the weekend weather after the storms tonight!

  • The Bush League Cook May 1, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Hi–I just happened across your blog when browsing recent blogs of note on blogger! Very nice! I have added to follow–this egg drop soup looks delicious and is on my list of things to cook! Thanks!

  • Susan May 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I’m sure this soup is just what you needed having to deal with not feeling well this week! It does look delicious!

    For some reason, your posts this week aren’t showing up in my blog list. I tried changing the URL and hope that corrects the problem!

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