Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

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From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1996

Garlic and ginger flavor the broth of this egg drop soup.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 4 coin-sized slices fresh ginger, unpeeled
  • ½ teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns, or white peppercorns
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 46-ounce can or 3 14-ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth, (about 5½ cups)
  • ⅓ cup plus 1 teaspoon rice wine, or dry sherry, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Freshly ground white pepper, to taste


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  1. Crush garlic cloves (do not peel) and ginger slices with the flat of a chef's knife. Crush peppercorns with a heavy saucepan. Trim scallions and separate green and white portions; slice greens and reserve. Tuck the garlic, ginger, peppercorns and some scallion whites into a tea infuser (or cheesecloth bag) and place it in a large saucepan.
  2. Pour chicken broth and ⅓ cup rice wine (or sherry) into the saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, until reduced to 4 cups, 15 to 20 minutes, skimming off any froth that rises to the surface. Remove the tea infuser and adjust heat to maintain a simmer.
  3. Whisk egg, egg white and the remaining 1 teaspoon rice wine (or sherry) together in a small bowl. Slowly pour a steady stream of the egg mixture into the simmering broth as you stir the soup with a spoon. Remove from the heat, stir in sesame oil and season with ground pepper. Ladle into bowls and serve, garnished with scallion greens.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 82 calories; 2 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 17 mcg folate; 46 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 68 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 9 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 829 mg sodium; 329 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1 fat

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