"This Egg Drop soup is born from a love of the soup and MANY trips to my favorite Chinese restaurant (asking them many questions) resulting in this variation...Compare it to your local restaurant...The simplicity is the key. Soup can be re-heated or frozen and re-heated." — W.J. Cory
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chicken broth, divided
chopped fresh chives
1 1/2 tablespoons
HERE'S WHAT I DO FOR MY RESTAURANT STYLE EGG DROP SOUP. Bring broth to a boil with 1T sherry, 1T soy sauce, 2 scallions cut in 1 inch pieces, 1-1 inch piece of fresh ginger, 1 clove garlic crushed. Let steep a few minutes to flavor broth. Remove garlic, ginger and scallions. Thicken with cornstarch (add more cornstarch if you like it nice and thick as we do). Stir broth while simmering in clockwise directions. Add beaten eggs (I use 6 eggs for 4 or 5 cups broth) in slow steady stream and let cook undisturbed (important) until cooked (about a minute or so). If you add eggs before it's thickened the eggs will puff when cooked and will not cook to ribbons (like restaurant style). Garnish with finely sliced scallions if desired and crispy noodles. Yummy! Will fulfill that takeout craving.
I followed the recipe exactly and I don't know what went wrong. This soup ended up being terrible and the ginger completely overpowered everything. It also tastes nothing like our local chinese restaurant. I will continue my search for an enjoyable Egg Drop Soup and never make this recipe again.
This is yummy, and very close to what you can get from the restaurant. The only thing I change is to add the cornstarch before the eggs, so that the eggs cook in flat strings instead of puffy clumps. Thank you for the recipe!
Excellent soup!! Tips: Eggs should be added LAST, after thickening soup. And, remove saucepan from heat before adding eggs. Add eggs slowly, stirring soup in clockwise direction with wooden spoon. A pinch of white pepper adds depth of flavor. This is truly like restaurant egg drop soup!
I added a tiny amount of soy sauce but realized that it made it too salty so I added more broth, onions, ginger, and eggs to make a larger batch. The soy sauce changed the color slightly but gave it a good taste. This had to be the best egg drop soup recipe that I have ever had and I have tried many. Terrific!
Oh an I used bouillon cubes with water instead of canned broth. Don't know if this made a difference or not.
This is as good as the restaurant's soup. Everyone in the family enjoyed this, which is very unusual. My pickiest eater even ate this soup, after fishing out the chives. She thought the egg was noodles, and to get through dinner without a complaint, we didn't tell her differently. Thank you for an easy yet wonderful recipe. (Not to mention a dinner without complaints!) :)
Very good recipe. I added about 1/3 c. each of chopped celery, shredded carrots and cabbage. I used 5 green onions rather than chives and added 1/2 tsp. black pepper. I will make this again...thank you W.J. Cory!
This recipe was awesome! Thanks so much! A KEEPER! My husband LOVES egg drop soup and this is superior to the others I tried. Big tip: I used the low sodium chicken broth to keep the salty taste other egg drop soups get down. I make often since it so easy-and a family favorite. If I don't have chicken broth on hand, I use 1 cup of water to 1 crushed chicken cube per serving as desired. Thanks so much!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 37
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