Dining & Wine

Eggs For Dinner! Egg Drop Soup

January 10, 2024

Eggs are versatile and can be prepared in numerous delicious ways for dinner.

Here’s a simple recipe for classic Egg Drop Soup:

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced (separate the white and green parts)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (mixed with 2 tablespoons water to make a slurry)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: sliced mushrooms, tofu cubes, or baby spinach for added flavor

Instructions:

  1. In a pot, bring the chicken or vegetable broth to a gentle simmer over medium heat.
  2. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, ground ginger, and the white parts of the green onions. If you’re using any optional ingredients like mushrooms or tofu, add them now.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with water to create a slurry, ensuring there are no lumps. Stir the slurry into the simmering broth to thicken it slightly.
  4. Once the broth is simmering gently, use a fork or chopsticks to stir the liquid in a circular motion. Gradually pour the beaten eggs into the swirling broth, stirring gently to create ribbons of cooked egg. The eggs will cook almost instantly.
  5. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the soy sauce or sesame oil if desired.
  6. Add the green parts of the sliced green onions. If you’re using baby spinach, you can add it at this point as well. Stir until the greens are just wilted.
  7. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  8. Ladle the Egg Drop Soup into bowls and serve immediately.

Enjoy your comforting and delicious Egg Drop Soup! —Vita Daily

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