Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
25 mins
6 cups


  • ½ cup finely chopped green onions

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 6 cup reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • Finely chopped green onions

  • Crushed red pepper (optional)

  • Fried wonton strips (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan cook 1/2 cup green onions and garlic in hot oil over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Add 5 cups of the broth and, if desired, the cayenne pepper. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat.

  2. Slowly pour the lightly beaten eggs into the soup in a steady stream while gently stirring to create strands (faster stirring will create thin strands, while slower stirring will create thicker strands). Heat just to boiling.

  3. In a small bowl whisk together the remaining 1 cup broth and the cornstarch. Add to soup. Cook and stir just until thickened. Top servings with additional green onions and, if desired, crushed red pepper and fried wonton strips.


You will want to stream the eggs into the soup while it is simmering but not boiling, If the soup is boiling, the egg strands become foamy.

Fried Wonton Strips

To make fried wonton strips, cut 3 refrigerated wonton wraps into strips. Heat about 1/4 cup peanut or vegetable oil over medium heat until hot. Cook strips in hot oil in batches, turning as necessary for about 1 minute or until golden brown. Remove from the oil with tongs; drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

86 Calories
4g Fat
7g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 580mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 3.2mg 16%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 260mg 6%
Folate, total 21.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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