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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Egg Drop Soup

Do you love sipping soup on a rainy day or cozy day ?? I love to do so,here the temperatures have dropped,its chill in the evenings and days are getting shorter.Looks like winter is early this year.Soups are the best way to keep you warm.Egg drop soup is found commonly in all Chinese restaurants.The egg drop soup can be turned in to a quick dinner by adding cooked chicken or other vegetables.I got hold of "The Chinese Take out Cook book" by Diana Kuan from the library and this book contains many simple to try recipes that I have bookmarked to try.This recipe is also from the same cookbook.This is a very healthy comfort soup,Enjoy !!



Adapted The Chinese Take out Cook book
Ingredients
chicken /vegetable stock 3 cups
chinese rice wine 1/2tsp
fresh ginger grated 1/4 tsp
white pepper ground 1/4 tsp
corn  starch 1/2tbsp dissolved in 3tbsp water
egg 1/2 of 1
sugar 1/2tsp
salt 1/4 tsp or more
scallion chopped from 1 or 2, use only the green part





Method
  • Combine the chicken /vegetable stock,rice wine and grated ginger to a boil.Reduce the heat to simmer and add sugar,salt and pepper powder.
  • Add the corn starch to the simmering soup and stir until it thickens(enough to coat the back of a spoon)
  • In a nother bowl,lightly beat the egg with a fork.Pour it in a steady stream with continously stirring with a long spoon..The egg should cook immediately and strands appear,turn off heat immediately to prevent egg from getting over cooked.Ladle in individual soup bowls and top with chopped scallions and serve.
Serves ~ 4 small bowls 


NOTES
* You can use other flavorings like cinnamon/cloves/star anise or use all too.
* You can add vegetables like mushrooms or tofu with this soup.

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16 comments:

Full Scoops said... Best Blogger Tips

So tempting! Perfectly made!

Gloria said... Best Blogger Tips

Soup looks simply delish...Lovely clicks too..

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

woo m a fan of tis soup.. looks appetizing..

Linsy Patel said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks wonderful , perfect remedy for sour throat, specially in this early fall weather

Kurinji said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy soup and superb clicks...
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Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

soup looks delicious

suhaina aji said... Best Blogger Tips

This is always welcome in our home. I add carrots and celery though. Looks yumm. I want a bowl pls

Remya Elizabeth Anish said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and tempting one..........!

Ree Kasirajh said... Best Blogger Tips

Egg drop soup looks very appetizing!! Awesome clicks!!

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

You know what. I thought the soup would be very complicated from the name. But it is super easy and quite healthy. No oil at all!!! Thanks for sharing. Quick meal for busy and cold nights.

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remya sean said... Best Blogger Tips

ohooo superrrrr...never tried any soup recipes otherthan tomato soup..bookmarking!

beena stephen said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering yummy soup . Will try

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... this soup looks so refreshing... everyday I tell myself that i will make soup for dinner, but after coming from office, cooking dinner and thinking what to make for breakfast next day, the soup plan goes for a toss... hehe...

Shweta Agrawal said... Best Blogger Tips

Always looking for new soup recipes. Loved the name and will surely try the recipe soon:)

Meena Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Came back to say thanks for tempting me.Tried this soup and really enjoyed it Julie.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Meena Kumar Thanx a lot,Meena for trying out and am happy to hear the positive feedback..Thanx again :)