Saturday, February 25, 2012

Egg Drop Soup


Egg Drop Soup

This morning, I set out to make a meal for a couple. On the docket included: white rice, egg drop soup, fried rice, and fresh strawberries and blueberries. I have posted my recipe for fried rice. But, egg drop soup is new here.

The good news is: I can and will share all the ingredients to my soup. The bad news is: I have no exact measurements to share. Wasn't making careful observation of what I was doing. Another piece of good news is that it turned out superb.

  • water
  • organic free range chicken broth
  • sea salt
  • soy sauce
  • freshly ground peppercorn
  • ground ginger
  • green onions
  • free range brown eggs
  • corn

Make sure the green onions are cut fine.

But I'm getting ahead of myself.

  • In a pot, add water and chicken broth. The ratio was roughly 1/2 water or 1/2 chicken broth. In the end, the soup might have become more 1/3 chicken broth and 2/3 water. On high, bring to a boil. Beat eggs (I think I used 10) in a bowl and set aside. Once the broth is on a high boil, begin the egg drizzle. This takes concentration and some work. Do NOT pour all the eggs in at once. I poured a little (perhaps 1/6 of the entire amount) and continuously (non-stop) gently stirred. Then I added some water, waited until the broth was again boiling a lot, after which I added some more water. Repeat until all the eggs are in the soup. Two points - constantly stirring when the eggs are poured in and making sure the liquid is boiling before adding more eggs - are crucial to avoid the eggs clumping (unless you're trying to make poached eggs).

  • Turn stove to medium heat (from high). Then the other ingredients can go into the soup: thinly sliced green onions, minced garlic, sea salt (I probably used at least several tablespoons), soy sauce (I used just a bit, enough to barely color the broth), ground ginger (a couple or a few pinches), freshly ground peppercorns (I used around 10-12 peppercorns), corn (I used frozen corn).
  • Allow to simmer for a few minutes, and the soup is ready to serve.

I was really pleased with the results.

My mouth is watering just writing about it.