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    Chinese Egg Drop Soup

    Chinese Egg Drop Soup. Photo by mlao77

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    mlao77's Note:

    As a kid, I looked forward to one of my mom's signature dinners: fried chicken wings and egg drop soup. I have no idea how she came up with this combination, but as a mother of two myself, I want to create the same memories for my own kids. The egg drop soup I've had in restaurants over the years always seemed to pale in comparison to my mom's and I recently figured out why. My mom added a tiny bit of sugar to the soup to balance the usually salty/peppery taste of this soup. No wonder why I loved this as a kid. I served this a few days ago and my son asked for seconds (something he never does)... so 'thanks, mom!' Enjoy this simple, yet tasty soup!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4-6

    Yield:

    cup

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a saucepan, bring chicken broth, rice wine, ground ginger, white pepper and sugar to a boil on medium to high heat.
    2. 2
      Simmer for 7 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add scallions and let simmer for 4 minutes to soften.
    4. 4
      While stirring soup in one, constant direction with one hand (very important to get long threads) slowly pour beaten egg into broth with your free hand.
    5. 5
      Stir in the same direction for 1 minute.
    6. 6
      Make a slurry by combining the cornstarch and water.
    7. 7
      Add slurry to soup and stir and let soup thicken.
    8. 8
      About 2 minutes. Enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 03, 2010

      45

      That was fast, easy, and turned out very good. I would use just egg whites next time, and perhaps thicken this more. A very good version of one of my favorite Asian soups. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on March 09, 2009

      55

      This is a great recipe. I LOVED the flavor of the white pepper and the addition of rice wine. I used Splenda, but will use LESS next time because it is sweeter than sugar, and was a little too sweet. I used only egg whites as well. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chinese Egg Drop Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (292 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 128.8
     
    Calories from Fat 41
    32%
    Total Fat 4.5 g
    7%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 105.7 mg
    35%
    Sodium 1183.1 mg
    49%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.8 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 2.6 g
    10%
    Protein 10.7 g
    21%

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