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How to Make Egg Drop Soup

Follow these steps to make delicious, restaurant-style egg drop soup.


  • Step 1: Combine corn starch and broth Pour three-quarters of a cup of the chicken broth into a small bowl. Add the corn starch and mix together. Then set it aside.
  • Step 2: Boil remaining chicken broth Put the remaining chicken broth in a large saucepan and add the ginger, chives, and salt. Stir and bring to a boil.
  • TIP: For a lighter dish, use fat-free chicken broth.
  • Step 3: Whisk eggs Use a fork to whisk the eggs and the egg yolk in a small bowl. Add the eggs to the boiling broth a little at a time, letting the egg drizzle from the fork. Cook until the eggs are opaque, about one to two minutes.
  • Step 4: Stir cornstarch Remove half a cup of the soup into a measuring cup or bowl. Stir in the cornstarch until there are no lumps, and then pour the mixture back into the soup. Stir, and continue boiling until the soup thickens.
  • Step 5: Enjoy Enjoy your egg drop soup. Don't forget the fortune cookies!
  • FACT: Did you know? The entire time from a hen's ovulation to laying an egg is about 25 hours. About 30 minutes later, the hen will begin to lay another egg.

You Will Need

  • 4 c. chicken broth
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp. chives
  • u00bc tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • Fat-free chicken broth (optional)
  • Fortune cookies (optional)

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