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Kevin Curry

15 Minute Egg Drop Soup

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15 Minute Egg Drop Soup

Ingredients for 3 servings

* Optional Substitution Note

  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth though chicken is HIGHLY recommended)
  • 1 bouillon cube (optional but recommended if you want a richer flavor)
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper (if you are sensitive to spice use 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (for yellow coloring)
  • Slurry
    • 1/3 cup water
    • 4 tablespoons arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)
  • 5 whole eggs
  • Garnish
    • green onion
    • wonton crisps
  • Add-ons to consider
    • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger in the broth
    • frozen corn


Step 1

Pour the chicken broth in a pot, then set it on medium-high heat.  Bring to a gentle simmer and season to taste with sea salt, then add sesame oil and white pepper (and turmeric).

Step 2

In a separate bowl, whisk together the slurry mix of water and arrowroot.  Mix it well and ensure the starch is not settling on the bottom of the bowl/cup.  Ensure the soup is NOT boiling, then slowly stir in the slurry mix.  Careful not to add it too quickly or else it will clump.  If you desire your egg drop soup to be thicker, then mix another tablespoon of arrowroot to 2 tablespoons of water, then add to the soup.

Step 3

Lightly beat the eggs – you should see both egg white and yolk, then begin to stir the soup in a slow circular motion.  How fast you stir the soup will determine the size  of the egg “flowers” as you pour in the eggs.  Slowly pour and continue stirring in a circular motion until all of the eggs have been added.

Step 4

Season to taste with sea salt or low sodium soy, then garnish with green onion and wonton crisps.

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Prep 5min
Cook 10min
Total 15min

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!