Egg Drop Soup for dinner tonight


Egg Drop Soup for dinner tonight 


• 2 tablespoons cornstarch

• 6 cups low sodium chicken broth, vegetable broth, or chicken stock

• 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil

• 4 green onions chopped  (white and green parts separated)

• 1 teaspoon ground ginger

• 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

• 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

• 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce

• 4 eggs lightly beaten


In a small bowl whisk together the cornstarch and 1 cup chicken broth; set it aside.

Heat sesame oil in a dutch oven or heavy stockpot over medium heat. Add the white parts of the green onion; cooking and stirring for 1 minute. 

Add the ginger, turmeric, and white pepper; cooking and stirring for about 45 seconds. Pour in the remaining 5 cups of chicken broth and soy sauce. 

Bring the mixture to a boil.  Whisk in the cornstarch mixture that you set aside.  Bring the pot to a low simmer and let it cook for about 5 minutes.

Pour the beaten eggs into a pastry bag or zipper lock storage bag and snip the corner creating just a very small hole. Move the bag over the pot gently pushing the eggs out of the bag while very slowly stirring the pot with a spoon using your other hand. 

The key here is very slowly. Finally spoon the soup into bowls and garnish with the green parts of the scallions.