This is a quick and easy recipe that tastes really good. To add a little more to this soup add one small (7 to 8 ounce) can creamed corn and omit the egg.

Patsy

Recipe Summary

Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium stock pot, mix cold chicken broth with cornstarch. Slowly heat over medium heat, stirring frequently.

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  • Pour beaten egg into soup, and stir once around stock pot very gently, in order to break up egg. Remove soup from heat immediately, divide into four portions and garnish with green onions.

Nutrition Facts

27 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 2.1g 1% DV; fat 1.2g 2% DV; cholesterol 46.5mg 16% DV; sodium 18.2mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2003
I had tried another egg drop soup recipe that called for soy sauce and vinegar and I liked this one better. I did double the eggs and green onions. It was soooo awesome and a huge hit! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2007
This is a pretty good base but I think what the reviewers are generally looking for is the taste of egg drop soup from a chinese restaurant. To get that flavor you need to add a few drops of sesame oil. Read More
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263 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 128
  • 4 star values: 89
  • 3 star values: 32
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2007
This is a pretty good base but I think what the reviewers are generally looking for is the taste of egg drop soup from a chinese restaurant. To get that flavor you need to add a few drops of sesame oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2003
I had tried another egg drop soup recipe that called for soy sauce and vinegar and I liked this one better. I did double the eggs and green onions. It was soooo awesome and a huge hit! Read More
(101)
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2008
Fast and simple recipe. This soup is tastier than the ones served at Chinese Buffets -- it doesn't have a "yolky" flavor. For improved flavor, you may want to use bouillon broth (instead of canned broth) and add 1 teaspoon soy sauce and 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil. == TIP: to make long, not-so-thin egg laces, make sure the beaten egg is not frothy prior to pouring it in a slow, but steady stream in the boiling broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2005
I use pretty much the same recipe only what i do is i will add the white part of the scallions while the soup is cooking and then save the greens to garnish once done also add a teaspoon of soy sauce to bring the flavor out really well little pepper goes well too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2007
Fantastic!!! I absolutely loved it!!!! I changed the recipe a bit though.... I added 2 eggs insted of 1... half a cube of chicken bouillon... 1 shake of Mrs. Dash tablesalt... 1 cup of water... an extra tablespoon of cornstarch... and a few shakes of black pepper... this recipe is very very easy to make!! and tastes fantastic!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2006
Overall this was a good base soup to start with needed some extra flavoring. We added ginger and green onions to the soup. Also needed to at least a full 3tbs of cornstarch to make it as thick as my local resturant. Will make this again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2007
I'll give the recipe the benefit of the doubt because the other reviewers said it was good. But as I learned DO NOT use egg substitute (i.e. better than eggs). I cannot begin to explain what the broth did. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2003
this soup is extremely good and very quick to make. I followed reviews and added 2 eggs rather then one. It turned out excellant. Thanks PATSY Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This was a quick and easy lunch for me but I don't think it tasted anything like our local chinese restaurant soup. I also used two eggs and some of my own seasonings to jazz it up a bit. I'll make this again for myself but I wouldn't serve this as part of our family dinner. Read More
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