Search thousands of recipes reviewed by home cooks like you.

One-Egg Egg Drop Soup

One-Egg Egg Drop Soup

  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

Fei Fei

Trust me, one egg is enough to make a sumptuous Egg Drop Soup! The problem I find with egg drop soup recipes is that the timing for the egg drop is never right, so the egg never separates into true ribbons. My Chinese father taught me the trick to this soup, which I now pass to you!

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings

Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 4 servings

Adjust

Nutrition

Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 36 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 1.6 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Beat the egg and salt together in a bowl until well mixed. In a separate bowl, combine the tapioca flour with the cold water and stir to dissolve.
  2. Bring the chicken broth, ginger, and garlic to a full rolling boil, remove from the heat, and stir in the dissolved tapioca starch. Boil until the soup has thickened and is no longer cloudy, about 1 minute; remove from the heat. Pour the egg into the soup in a thin line, and gently stir the egg in a figure 8 shape, making sure not to overmix the egg too much. Sprinkle the soup with the chopped onions, sesame oil, and white pepper, and serve.
Rate recipe

Your rating

{{ratingWords}}
Cancel
Submit

Reviews

caitlinlea
27
12/11/2009

This is a wonderful recipe!! I, too, used cornstarch, because I did not have tapioca flour on hand. This satisfied my craving. Thanks!! =-D

Terence Willson
17
8/27/2010

i didn't use the tapioca flour, used cornstarch instead, but it wuz still delicious. tasted just like the restaurant. i also used a drop or two of yellow food coloring to make it a little bit brighter.

Jennae Standing
16
11/12/2009

Good flavor, but the tapioca starch made a texture that I personally don't care for. The family liked it, but like cornstarch version better.