Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Simple Egg Drop Soup

For those cold winter nights when you don't want to cook anything elaborate but still want something tasty and comforting, bring on the Egg Drop soup!

1 egg
1/2 tsp water
3 cups chicken broth 
1/8 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp sesame oil
1 small scallion, minced
2 tsp finely chopped chives

In a small bowl, beat the egg with the water.
On medium-low heat, bring the broth to a simmer. Stir in the sugar, salt, and sesame oil.
 Beat egg with water. Add egg to soup by pouring it through the tines of a fork. Let set up, then whisk to break pieces into smaller strands.
Stir in the scallion and remove from the heat. Pour soup into individual bowls and garnish with chives.
This soup was delicious and is truly simple to make! Except for the sesame oil, ingredients are staples of any kitchen but the addition of the sesame oil does lend a distinctive taste so don't skip it if you can help it.
S. Dionne Moore loves to cook and healthy recipes are a plus! In addition to cooking, she is the author of the LaTisha Barnhart Mystery series and historical romance. Visit her Follow her on Twitter @sdionnemoore.


  1. Sandra--I love making a similar version of this soup. It's quick, easy and delicious.

  2. The nice thing about egg drop soup is that if you thicken it up, it doubles as "lobster sauce".

  3. NEver thought of that, Nora, but, yeah, it would have the same flavor. Thanks!