Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup
Egg Drop Soup

According to the internet, Egg Drop Soup is sometimes called “Egg Flower Soup,” and when we made our rendition of it we absolutely saw how people could think that. We swirled the eggs in with careful deliberation and watched them swirl delicately across the soup, leaving gorgeous, petal-like ribbons.

This recipe came fresh off the heels of our video, “How to Make Stock,” so if you made a roast chicken this weekend and are feeling adventurous, now's the time to make some stock.

The only vaguely challenging part of this recipe involves making slurry, which is just Arrowroot Powder and water. The water needs to be warm so the Arrowroot doesn't clump and the slurry needs to be added to the soup pot as soon as it's mixed, but other than that, this soup is super-simple. Simmer the chicken stock, just barely cook the sliced mushrooms, add the slurry, season with Jiao Yan, then drizzle in one lightly beaten egg. Garnish with freshly-chopped scallions and enjoy a heavenly egg drop soup that had just enough crunch from the green onions.

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Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 10 min.
Category: Soup, Light and Healthy
Cuisine: Chinese
  1. In a stockpot, bring 6 cups chicken stock to a boil.
  2. Add mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Combine the Arrowroot Powder and water together and mix well. Slowly stir into the boiling stock. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the lightly beaten egg. Slowly drizzle into stock in a circular motion, stirring while drizzling. Add Jiao Yan and stir.
  5. Remove from heat. Garnish with scallions and serve.