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E = Eggdrop Soup 
 
Nov. 28, 2011 12:03 pm 
Updated: Nov. 28, 2011 6:55 pm
Forever skeptical, as I re-read the recipe I'd chosen from here at AR, I was totally convinced that I wouldn't care for "Eggdrop Soup (better than restaurant quality.)"  How could I, really?  It sounded so totally bland, and certainly would have no "substance," such as the other heartier soups I've made so far...

I sat down to a small bowl full of yellowish mush looking stuff, with bits of green floating on it.  Gingerly, I brought the spoon towards my mouth, convinced that after a few tastes, I'd go fix a sandwich or something!  What a totally DELIGHTFUL surprise awaited me...  I forgot to sprinkle a little white pepper on in, but the first "taste" that hit me was the sesame oil.  The egg was actually more substantial than I'd expected and I also didn't mind the stronger flavor of chopped green onion, rather than the chives the recipe called for! 

Now, I wouldn't have minded dropping some croutons atop it, and perhaps a sprinkle of cheese, but I guess then it would no longer be "eggdrop soup," so I stuck more closely to the recipe...

Try it if you wish... it MIGHT just surprise you, as it did me!

Be healthy, be happy, be crazy
 
Comments
Nov. 28, 2011 1:12 pm
Here is the link to the recipe. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/egg-drop-soup-better-than-restaurant-quality/
 
Nov. 28, 2011 1:30 pm
I do like Egg drop soup, some people may also like this with a bit of ginger. there is an Italian version of egg drop soup called "Stracciatella"
 
Nov. 28, 2011 2:21 pm
I love egg drop soup! Both Chinese and Italian style. When I make schicken soup I sometimes add and egg to give it substance. Now you have me thinking about soup.....
 
Nov. 28, 2011 4:20 pm
this is now a must try... purely because of your description of taste! I love eggdrop soup... I'll give those crouton and cheese a go for ya and let ya know how it was! Be well my crazy friend!
 
Nov. 28, 2011 4:28 pm
King, thanks for posting the link... I've never had ANY luck, so didn't take time to try! Thanks also for the tip of "ginger," and that there's an Italian version! Be well!
 
Nov. 28, 2011 4:29 pm
Big Shots Mom... "soup" is ALWAYS comfort food... right? Be well!
 
Nov. 28, 2011 4:31 pm
Terry... PLEASE do share with me! I've a small portion left and may have to make croutons tomorrow... I'd NEVER eaten egg drop soup before, and was amazed by the flavor of the sesame oil (which I tend to LOVE!) Be well!
 
Lela 
Nov. 28, 2011 6:23 pm
Stevie-you have me thinking about soup! Thank you for sharing your great idea. I'm going to look this recipe up for sure!
 
Nov. 28, 2011 6:55 pm
Ya welcome, Lela... I'm going to have "fun" with this, all the way to letter Z! Love your sunflowers, btw! Be well!
 
 
 
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
 
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