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Sunday, April 04, 2021

2021 A to Z Challenge E is for Egg Drop Soup! and It's Happy Tuesday!! April 6, 2021

Happiness is having a bowl 
of hot soup on a cold day!

Thanks Sandee for Happy Tuesday!

E is for Egg Drop Soup!

Egg Drop Soup   Serves 6


▢4 cups chicken stock
(about 1 liter, organic or homemade preferred!)
▢1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
▢3/4 teaspoon salt
▢1/8 teaspoon sugar
▢1/8 teaspoon white pepper
▢1/2 teaspoon turmeric (Or 5 drops yellow food coloring. Optional, but if you want "the look...")
▢3 tablespoons cornstarch (mixed with 1/3 cup water)
▢3 eggs (lightly beaten)
▢1 scallion (chopped)


Bring the chicken stock to a simmer in a medium soup pot. Stir in the sesame oil, salt, sugar, and white pepper. Add in the turmeric or 5 drops of yellow food coloring, if using. This will give the soup that rich restaurant-style yellow color, but it is optional. Taste the soup, and adjust the seasoning if needed.
Next add the cornstarch and water mixture. Make sure the cornstarch and water is mixed well, as the cornstarch settles very quickly. Stir the soup continuously as you drizzle in the slurry, or you'll get clumps of cooked starch in your soup. Use more or less starch if you like a thicker or thinner soup. You can also add the starch in a couple small batches, let the soup simmer for a couple of minutes, then check to see if the consistency is to your liking.
Now we're ready for the most exciting part: the egg. This recipe calls for the egg to be lightly beaten, which results in both white and yellow egg swirls. The speed at which you stir the soup when adding the egg also determines whether you get large “egg flowers” or small egg flowers (i.e. swirly bits of egg). Use a ladle to stir the soup in a circular motion, and slowly drizzle in the egg until you have added it all.
Ladle the soup into bowls, top with scallions, and serve!


  1. Mom loves egg drop soup. Yum!

  2. I haven't had egg drop soup in years.

  3. Wow, that egg drop soup looks totally yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. You know your soups and I love this soup. Yummy.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, Kathe. Big hug to you both and lots of scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  5. That looks good. :)

  6. I like egg drop soup. Yours sounds easier to make than some. Thanks!

  7. We like that kind of soup here too, yum!

  8. This is Bigger Girl's favorite.

  9. Kathe,

    You probably thought I forgot cha, didn't you? Nope, nope, I haven't. I'm still working on catching up. :) Egg Drop Soup wasn't my favorite but it kind of grew on me later on. I wouldn't mind trying this recipe sometime. Thanks for sharing!

    I'm sure you already visited my 'E' post but here it for anyone who may wish to stop by for a peek.

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