Recipe Box: Egg Drop Soup

🇨🇳 Yummy Dish for Lunar New Year (or ANY Day!)

February 18, 2015

Egg Drop Soup, also called Egg Flower Soup, is a Chinese dish that is also an American favorite.

You won't believe how quick and easy it is to make! Whip up a batch for Chinese New Year with just four ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!

Egg Drop Soup

  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • Freshly ground black or white pepper, chopped scallions, or tofu (optional)

Stir together cornstarch and 1 cup chicken broth; set aside. Pour the remaining 3 cups of chicken broth into a 2-quart saucepan. Cook broth to boiling over high heat.

Meanwhile, gently beat together egg and egg yolk. When broth begins to boil, use a fork to drop a small amount of egg mixture into the broth. If the egg begins to clump, you can use a whisk to separate it.

Once all the egg is added to your broth, pour reserved broth/cornstarch into the pan (stirring first, if needed). Let cook to desired thickness. Top with pepper, scallions, or tofu, and serve.