Easy Egg Drop Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Egg Drop Soup Recipe
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Easy Egg Drop Soup

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"This is great on a dreary day, or when your feeling a little under the weather"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat chicken broth and green onions in a large pot over medium-high heat. Mix sugar, soy sauce, cornstarch, and 1/3 cup of cold water in a bowl until smooth. Reduce heat and stir soy sauce mixture in to the broth. Boil soup on high for 1 minute, then reduce heat to medium-low.
  2. Beat 3 eggs with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Using a fork, stir egg mixture in to soup and cook until eggs are opaque, about 2 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 08, 2010

Made it almost exactly as written, however, instead of green onions, I used a couple shakes of minced onion, garlic powder, and ground ginger. It was marvelous! :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 15, 2011

not what i was expecting. i was hoping it would taste more like the soup in chinese restaurants, and it was too soupy!

Apr 05, 2010

This was a very good recipe, particularly considering how few ingredients are in it! I used one 32 oz. container of chicken broth and only 1 T of soy sauce. I also did not add water to the beaten eggs and used dried chives instead of green onions. To get more traditional egg consistency, stir soup gently and drizzle egg into soup. After a few seconds, draw a spoon through soup and the egg will swirl.

Feb 08, 2010

Oh my goodness! This was delicious :) I love egg drop soup, and this tasted almost exactly like the stuff you can get in a restaurant. I'd suggest using a wide-pronged fork to stir the egg if you like bigger chunks of egg in your soup.

Jan 11, 2010

Really easy, which is what I needed while I'm ill. I started with homemade chicken broth and went from there. Next time I make this, I'll increase the cornstarch and decrease the soy sauce by half (it tasted way too much like soy sauce). Thanks for the recipe!!

Jan 21, 2011

I gave this 5 stars! me and hubby just finished eating this recipe for dinner few mins ago with toasted bread.. its superb! im surprised with its simplicity but delicious taste... I followed the ingre. just added some cube carrots and parsley on top. Thanks for sharing

Nov 15, 2010

We also didn't have green onion and sauteed some onion instead. I will probably try the dry minced onion from other viewers as the sauteed onion was too powerful.

Oct 07, 2011

This was kick a**. Loved it. Added fresh mushrooms... :)


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  • Calories
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 1482 mg
  • 59%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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