Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup-

Sparky ( my husband) and I love egg drop soup ( also known as egg flower soup). Our favorite Chinese restaurant makes some good stuff, but it is expensive. He asked why we ( meaning I ) couldn’t just make a “big pot” of egg drop soup. Challenge accepted ! For those of you who watch the television show, “How I Met Your Mother” I hope you smiled and heard Neil Patrick Harris’ character, Barneys, voice when you read that. I am happy to report that it was a success and now it is on our top list for yummy homemade soups. The list is getting long :-)

Before we start cooking I am pleased to announce the winner of the January Giveaway. Using the rafflecopter selection system the winner is Nancy! Congratulations! Please join me in congratulating Nancy from Prudent Living Please watch for my email ( please make sure my email address is approved)
egg drop soup ingredients katherines corner

What You Need

4 1/2 Cups chicken broth (reserve 1/2 cup)

3 Eggs

3 Green onions (chopped)

1/4 tsp. White pepper

1/4 tsp. ginger (ground)

1/4 tsp. Salt

1 Cup corn kernels (frozen)

1 Tbsp. Cornstarch

Soup Pot or large saucepan

2 Bowls






Before You Start: Set aside 1/2 cup of the chicken broth, thaw corn ( I just popped it in the microwave on defrost for 2 minutes)whisk your eggs together in a bowl and set aside.

Lets Make it! Combine broth, onions, salt, pepper and ginger in the soup pot and heat on medium high heat until it comes to a boil (about 5-8 minutes). Increase temperature to high and add corn. Continue cooking for 2 minutes. In a small bowl whisk together the remaining chicken broth and the cornstarch to make a thick paste. Bring soup to a rapid boil and slowly pour in the eggs a little at a time, using a circular motion. Pour eggs and drag a fork along the top of the broth to make elongated egg pieces ( you do not want egg clumps). Add cornstarch paste a little at a time and slowly stir until your soup reaches your preferred consistency.

Serves 2-4

egg drop soup recipe katherines corner

Next up some fried wontons.

Have you ever made egg drop soup? Will you give this a try?

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  1. I’ve never made it and haven’t tried it yet either! Looks really good!

  2. I’ve never tasted it, much less made it. Looks good!

  3. It’s snowing outside as I type this…I’m thinking this Egg Drop Soup would REALLY hit the spot right now :)

  4. I’ll have to try this, sounds delicious.

  5. Pinned to try. Thanks Katherine and congrats to Nancy on her win!! :)

  6. I love making egg drop soup – especially the part when you add the eggs. My way of playing with my food.

  7. I’ve never made it, may have to give it a try!
    Happy Monday!

  8. Oh we love it too. It’s usually what we get when we eat out. Thanks for sharing. I will have to try it!
    Have a wonderful week. I posted for Blue Monday today come by and see me.

  9. My family is going to be so happy I’ve found this! I have a great Chinese dinner that I make (see Chinese Pork and Rice dinner on recipe tab of my blog) and just the other night, they were asking if I’d ever made Egg Flower Soup. It never really occurred to me to do it…but…your post today must be a sign! Ha! :)

    I’m hosting a Homemaking Linkup and would love to have you join, if you’re interested.

    Have a happy day!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  10. Good morning! =)

    I love Chinese food, and could eat it all the time! =) ( chinese food and mexican food are my favorites )
    your recipe looks delicious!


  11. I love soup but have never had egg drop soup. I would definitely like to try it. Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday. Have a good day Katie!

  12. I believe I’ve made this once but it was a very long time ago. I’ve never had it with corn in it but would like to try it that way. :)

  13. Never made, but it looks simple enough to do. I actually prefer Hot and Sour. Do ya know how to do that?

  14. Ooooh, delicious! I love egg drop soup and have been wondering how to make it now that my chickens are back in action and I have plenty of fresh eggs :) Thanks for sharing!

  15. This definitely looks great – gotta try it out once!

  16. Egg drop sooooup! This looks wonderful! I haven’t ever made it before but it looks super easy! Thanks for sharing. ;D

  17. It looks delicious. My grandmother use to make it!

  18. I love it too! I make fried wontons, so I’m going to do this one with them…perfect:)

  19. Marla Martenson says:

    I copy soups that I have in restaurants too. I made a Vietnamese Pho soup and my husband said that it tasted better than the restaurant!

  20. I have never made egg drop soup but I love it. I always want to pick it up when I have a cold or don’t feel well. It’s so comforting. This looks super simple…I’m definitely going to try it!

  21. I love new soup recipes. I haven’t had egg drop in forever , so I am anxious to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

  22. Love egg drop soup! Thanks for this…i can’t wait to try it!

    P.S. Thanks for linking up to the GtKY hop!


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