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Monday, November 29, 2010

Easy Egg Drop Soup

When I was young I loved to drink bouillon, made from *cubes of ickiness. Of course I didn't know that they weren't healthy for me, as a matter of fact just the opposite - I thought I was drinking something healthy. I know better now, and so I make my broth from scratch - yum! I love chicken  and beef stock made from healthy animals. My kids won't drink it straight, but some of them will eat it in egg drop soup - that super simple, restaurant soup. Me, I like it better unthickened, but Sylvia -who is often my soup sharer does. This recipe has you thicken the soup before you add the eggs - I think it is optional. Your call!

I love this in the morning - for lunch and also for a light dinner - it is perfect when you are under the weather, and it is gluten free - a perfect meal. 

I know you will be making it with a hearty bone broth, so that along with the eggs this will be a SUPER dee DOOPER food, very  nutrient dense!

Egg Drop Soup
  • 1 onion, chopped OR 1 bunch green onions use both white and green parts
  • 1 Tbsp butter (the best you can buy)
  • 8 cups of homemade chicken broth (you can use beef or vegetable if you would like or even plain water with plenty of salt)
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger - I like to grate some fresh
  • 1 tsp soy sauce 
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp arrowroot powder (or corn starch) + 3 Tbsp water
  • 6 eggs from happy chickens
1. Saute onion in butter until soft. Add the broth, stirring. Then add the ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil. Bring to a boil - add salt and pepper to taste.

2. Mix arrowroot powder or cornstarch with water, you want it smooth.. Add to pot, stirring until thickened.

3. With your trusty whisk - whisk the eggs and then slowly, slowly add it to the soup. It will form beautiful ribbons of delicious healthy eggs.

How simple is that? And full of super nutrients. Be sure to check out this post on making your own broth and this post where I talk about how wonderful and marvelous eggs are.

*Curious as to the ingredients in a chicken bouillon cube? Me too so I googled it and this is what I got:
Lactose monohydrate
Hydrogenated fat (m.p. 45-50°C)
Chicken Bouillon Supreme Flavor (B1511)
Monosodium glutamate
Chicken powder
Chicken Bouillon Supreme Aroma (B1512)
Dehydrated parsley
Antioxidants Mix (I6180)

I am linking this to the Wonderful Hearth and Soul Hop! Cohosted by myself, and 4 other amazing bloggers. Join us in the fun!


I am also linking this to Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday.


  1. Wow, I was feeling all rumbly and hungry until I saw the ingredients for the cube. I've eaten some bouillon cubes in my day, but now, I'm fairly certain I'd rather lick the bottom of my shoe.

    So glad you shared such a wholesome and easy recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop. I love the idea of having this for breaky.

  2. I love the grated ginger in this!

  3. I love egg drop soup! I definitely have to try your recipe Christy. I never liked those little cubes and now I know why!

  4. Loving the flavors you added to this - I love green onions in egg drop soup, but I've never added ginger - great idea!

  5. Pam - I do too - for taste and added nutrition!

    Patty - thanks, it is really good!

    Louanne - thanks, I am a huge green onion fan in this soup too - I just rarely have them.

  6. My hubby was asking for egg drop soup for long time. I think my search is over, I will try this. Looks deliicous.

  7. This sounds so yummy and comforting! And I love the spices in it :)

  8. My family can't over their love for Romen Noodles, that stuff is probably worst. This looks so good I love egg drop soup

  9. Swathi, I sure hope he likes it!

    April - it is a comforting soup - full of nutrition.

    Kathy (polliwig) - I have ramen noodle lovers here too - it is a hard addiction to get over. I wonder if you could make this and add skinny noodle or even ramen noodles w/out packet to it and maybe they would like it?? I think I am going to try it for my crowd!

  10. I love egg drop soup! This sounds like a fast, easy, and super tasty lunch!

  11. Oh man, you know what...I used to love to make broth from bouillon as a "youngster", too! Yikes! That is definitely a scary list. This sounds so fantastic...comforting, warming, perfect for this cold, snowy morning! Thanks for being a super-duper hearth and soul hop hostess, my friend :D

  12. Hi Christy! thanks for hosting and posting on the hop and for your help this week! I am sharing your recipe on my thoughts on friday link love at a moderate life this week! hugs! Alex

  13. The health food store has baked ramen noodle packets that aren't so bad. You can usually get plain noodles in the Asian section that go well in broth.

    I'm in the middle of simmering beef broth and will have egg drop soup for lunch if I have any happy eggs left. I always used chicken but beef is what I'm cooking. Not using a thickener, though.

    1. Sandra - I do sometimes use the plain rice noodles in my egg drop soup - I just love the taste. I hope you found some happy eggs!