I took many helpful pieces of advice from many people. I HAVE tried it before, just in my opinion, unsuccessfully. Although I know there aren't supposed to be like any scrambled eggs in the soup, I kind of dig it when I get a coagulated hunk of silky egg!! I have looked at a few recipes, and decided to take what I like about the recipes, the advice, and just make the dang soup again, once and for all. Now one of my favorite parts of egg drop soup is that I LOVE scallions and put a TON in. Well friends, guess who thought she had some and didn't? Yea, you are right. Me. I did toss a little parsley on top, so unauthentic I know, but I needed some color and that is what I had. Don't hate on me for it....just pretend it never happened!
This is so quick and easy you will wonder why you never tried it. It had a slight amount of thickness to the broth, but not slimy. Just had great flavor. Lets see what you will need...
You will need...
4 cups chicken stock
2 eggs *I had an extra egg white I used as well*
1 tbsp soy sauce (low sodium)
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp cornstarch (heaping)
1/4 cup cold water
salt and pepper to taste
First thing to do is add your cornstarch to your cold water and stir until cornstarch dissolves into it completely.
Set aside. Crack your eggs in a bowl and scramble them with a fork or whisk. I added a small amount of black pepper to them as well.
Add your stock, soy sauce, and ginger to a medium saucepan and heat until boiling. While stirring, add in water/cornstarch mixture and keep stirring while it boils for a minute. Shut off heat. IMMEDIATELY take a fork or chopsticks and start stirring in a circle, while the broth is circling the pan start pouring in the eggs, do not stop stirring! When the eggs are in, the soup is done! Serve with scallions!
I love fresh cracked black pepper on this and you might need a small pinch of salt.
Time for me to go clean up, my husband is still recovering from the fact I served this as a starter for a meatloaf dinner. HEY, I just like to keep things interesting. Leave me alone!
Your "egg drop soup extraordinaire" chefwannabe
Ps. My husband LOVES wontons in egg drop soup!